Bill Head

The MetroTex Association of Realtors today announced its decision to endorse Curtisene McCowan, Dick North, Candice Quarles, and Deshaundra Jones in their election bids for DeSoto mayor and city council. MetroTex President Russell Berry applauded their commitment to Texas homeowners.

“North Texas is experiencing both tremendous growth and a burgeoning housing market,” said Berry. “That’s why we need local leaders like Curtisene McCowan, Dick North, Candice Quarles, and Deshaundra Jones who understand the impact of key decisions on housing in their communities.”

Dallas-Fort Worth is expecting a continuation of the enormous population boom for several more years. MetroTex maintains that it is critical for local governments to plan for the future by understanding homeowners’ concerns and to bolster homeownership in the area. Supporting those efforts is the Association’s top priority this election season. Through the candidate interview process with MetroTex Curtisene McCowan, Dick North, Candice Quarles, and Deshaundra Jones clearly showed a command of issues critical to sustaining our economy, as well as the needs and challenges our fast-growing area is facing.

Early voting continues through May 3, 2016 with Election Day on May 7.

North Texas Realtors have championed a number of legislative issues enhancing the lives of Texans, such as urging reforms to the property appraisal system in 2011 and 2009, preventing a tax of $600 or more on the personal vehicles of independent Texans in 2007 and advocating for billions in property tax reductions in 2005. To learn more about Realtors’ legislative advocacy on behalf of its members and homeowners, visit

MetroTex represents more than 16,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. MetroTex is the largest REALTOR® member association in North Texas representing the entire region. Established in 1917, MetroTex is an advocate for the real estate industry and private property rights. For more information, visit us online at

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