ties to Richardson run deep. In 1965, when he was 3 years old, his family moved to our great city to pursue the American dream.
After initially living in a home on Cap Rock Dr., they moved to a new home on Flat Creek Dr. in the Canyon Creek neighborhood.
Steve attended kindergarten at Kincannon School on Newberry Dr., then entered Canyon Creek Elementary School in 1968 where
he attended first through the sixth grades.
With the addition of a third child, his family relocated to McKinney
in 1973 where Steve’s parents purchased a turn-of-the century Victorian home several blocks from the town square. After
graduating from McKinney High School in 1980, Steve enrolled at North Texas State University – now the University of
North Texas – where he simultaneously received both his bachelor's and master’s of science degrees in Accounting
with an emphasis in Tax in 1985. From 1982 through 1986, his father, Travis, served on the McKinney City Council.
Shortly after graduating in 1985, Steve accepted a position with Computer Language Research/Fast Tax – now Thomson
Reuters - which brought him back to the North Dallas area. Steve returned to Richardson in 1989, purchasing
a home on Sherbrook Dr. in the Greenwood Hills area. In 1991, He joined Richardson Rotary Club, where he served as Vocational
Service Director, Camp RYLA Chairman, and RISD-Rotary D-FY-IT Chairman. Later, Steve was appointed to the Sign Control Board
where he served for over 10 years, with his last year as Chairman. In 2001, Steve was appointed to the City Plan Commission,
serving as a member until January, 2005.
Steve is a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class IX, InsideRISD, Citizens
Police Academy Class II, and Citizen Fire Academy Class X. He has been also been active in the Greenwood Hills Neighborhood
Association where he served as Vice President. Steve has served as the Dallas County
Republican Precinct Chairman for Precinct 1700.
In May, 2005, Steve was elected to the Place 6 position on the
Richardson City Council, and, subsequently reelected in May, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. After being elected by his city
council colleagues to serve as Richardson's mayor in June, 2007, Steve returned to his role as a councilman in May, 2009.
As a city councilman and mayor, Steve has served as a neighborhood and redevelopment/revitalization champion.
represents the city of Richardson on the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, serving as the legislative committee chair and
as a member of the governance committee, and is a past member of the Metroplex Mayors Association. In 2008, Steve was appointed
by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a commissioner on the Commission on State Emergency Communications, and by Dallas County
Commissioner Maurine Dickey to serve on the Keep Dallas County Beautiful Committee. In August, 2009, Steve was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to a serve
on the University of North Texas System Board of Regents.
Steve is married to Karen, a Trinity University
graduate, who is a Labor & Delivery Nurse at Baylor University Medical Center. They are the proud parents of 5 - Samuel,
Abigail, Levi, Rebekah, and Rachel. They attend Dallas Bible Church.
Currently, Steve works as
a tax software project manager at Thomson Reuters, having spent over 26 years serving in various leadership roles
within the company.