City Councilmember Justin Holland Stepping Down

The City of Heath newsletter of June 2016 and City blogs of June 8 and June 15 credited Justin Holland with winning the May 24 Republican Primary Runoff for House District 33 and erroneously stated that “he will serve the citizens of Rockwall County and portions of Collin County in the Texas Legislature”. This statement created the impression that Holland secured the seat for the Texas House of Representatives on May 24, which he did not. He will face Democratic opponent Karen Jacobs in the November 8 General Election. Jacobs is also a long-time resident of Heath and retired Program Director from Raytheon. City communications staff extends its sincere apology for this error.

City of Heath Councilmember Justin A. Holland has announced his intent to resign from the Heath City Council. During the executive session at the June 14 meeting, the Council will discuss the appointment of a replacement to fill the vacancy until the next General Election in May 2017.

On May 24, 2016, Holland secured the Republican nomination for Texas House of Representatives in House District #33, where he will serve the citizens of Rockwall County and portions of Collin County in the Texas Legislature, if elected in the General Election to be held November 8, 2016.

The City thanks Councilmember Holland for his five years of service on the City Council, where he was elected to lead as Mayor Pro Tem from 2013 to 2015. He also served on the Special Events Board from 2010 to 2011 before being elected to City Council in May 2011.

Any Heath residents interested in being considered for the Place 2 appointment may contact Mayor Brian Berry or any Councilmember prior to the June 14 meeting.