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
in 1966. 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 North Texas Class 6, 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.
In May, 2005,
Steve was elected to the Place 6 position on the Richardson City Council, and, subsequently reelected in May, 2007, 2009,
2011, 2013, and 2015. 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
Steve represents the city of Richardson on the Dallas Regional Mobility
Coalition, serving a member of the governance/executive committees as the organization's co-chair, and is the City of Richardson
and Town of Addison alternate representative on the NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council. He is a past member
of the Metroplex Mayors Association. In 2008, Steve was appointed to serve one term by Governor Rick Perry as a commissioner
on the Commission on State Emergency Communications and by Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey as a member on the
Keep Dallas County Beautiful Committee. In August,
2009, Steve was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve one six year term on the University of North Texas System Board
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 two boys and three girls. They attend
Dallas Bible Church.
Currently, Steve works as a tax software project manager at Thomson Reuters,
having spent nearly 30 years serving in various leadership roles within the company.