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"Impress upon children the truth that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man [sic] can be called to perform; that a man [sic] may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every elector is a trustee as well for others as himself and that every measure he supports has an important bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. "

Daniel Webster, The Works of Daniel Webster (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853), Vol. II, p. 108.


Micahel Steenbergen concession speech

Get to know the candidate: listen to 7 minute Steenbergen concession speech and explanation of the most critical issues facing the City of Granite Shoals Texas.





Michael Steenbergen unveiled a new voter interaction website designed for the public to interact with the candidate and the campaign.  Visitors to the new website can find up to date news from the candidate himself, and they will also find many opportunities to interact by commenting, volunteering, donating or just joining the website to follow the campaign.  From today forward campaign updates will be located at the new website on the News page.  Biographical information, election information (dates, locations) and a discussion of major issues will remain here at the original website.  After the election, regardless of outcomes, the websites will convert to providing local news and a chance for interaction from the public.

Michael Steenbergen for Granite Shoals City Council
April 14, 2016 
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May 7, 2016

The final "unofficial" election results were just released by The Burnet County election administrator and I lost the election by 15 votes. I want to thank everyone that supported my campaign and I promise to continue the fight.  I will release a full concession speech tomorrow with a summary of this campaign and my future plans regarding city government in Granite Shoals.
- Michael Steenbergen, Candidate for Place 6 on the Granite Shoals City Council

Granite Shoals Texas City Election Results

May 4, 2016 - Granite Shoals Texas

City Election Update:

Early voting ended yesterday. "The first die has been cast..." commented Michael Steenbergen, candidate for Place 6 on the Council. "I am pledging to the voters of Granite Shoals to oppose the selling of Lakeview Park, to oppose the closing of the airport, and to oppose the current tax propositions and tax increase. I need your vote this Saturday!"
- Michael Steenbergen for Granite Shoals City Council
granite shoals city election vote may 7

April 26, 2016 - Granite Shoals Texas

Granite Shoals Texas, Saturday May 7th, Election
Steenbergen: The Voice of the People
Michael Steenbergen for Granite Shoals City Council, Place Six
Candidate’s Statement: April 29, 2016 (Newspaper release date)

I want to provide a counterpoint, a fresh look at the issues, a new perspective. With decisions like increasing taxes, selling Lakeview park and closing the airport possible, it is critical to have a variety of opinions represented on the Granite Shoals City Council. With $10.5 million in long term debt, before we take on $5 million more debt for road improvements we need to look at the entire financial situation that has developed over 10 years. We need to retire the large debt from purchasing and remodeling City Hall. While a source of pride, the community has sacrificed significantly for this luxury. We must balance the sensibilities and reality of maintaining a “country club” image when the majority of residents are regular, working citizens that struggle to pay bills each month and do not need a “Taj Mahal City Hall”. There are suggestions to sell Lakeview Park and close the airport that I strongly oppose. On the ballot is a confusing set of tax propositions 1 and 2 that are a tax increase that I oppose in it’s current form. Bring common sense back to Granite Shoals, and get the emphasis off owning the fanciest City Hall in the Hill Country and back on the lake, parks and roads where it should be and should have been for the past decade. I need your vote, Saturday, May 7th!

April 19, 2016 - Granite Shoals Texas

Campain Update: Michael Steenbergen Releases Position Statement for Granite Shoals Election  - Read the entire text here at the new campaign website!

April 14, 2016 - Granite Shoals Texas

The Steenbergen campaign has opened a new voter interaction website at http://steenbergen.nationbuilder.com/.



Michael Steenbergen unveiled a new voter interaction website designed for the public to interact with the candidate and the campaign.  Visitors to the new website can find up to date news from the candidate himself, and they will also find many opportunities to interact by commenting, volunteering, donating or just joining the website to follow the campaign.  From today forward campaign updates will be located at the new website on the News page.  Biographical information, election information (dates, locations) and a discussion of major issues will remain here at the original website.  After the election, regardless of outcomes, the websites will convert to providing local news and a chance for interaction form the public.

Michael Steenbergen for Granite Shoals City Council
April 14, 2016 
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Granite Shoals Texas - Steenbergen election campaign

April 4, 2016 - Granite Shoals Texas

Steenbergen Rents Prime Sign Space

Michael Steenbergen just finished negotiations to rent the most visible sign location in Granite Shoals . Steenbergen is running for Place 6 on the Granite Shoals City Council. The 4 x 8 banners will show prominently at the intersection of Highway FM 1431 and Valley View Lane.

Michael Steenbergen for Granite Shoals City Council

 

April 4, 2016 Granite Shoals, Texas
Campaign Press Release
Michael Steenbergen for Granite Shoals City Council
www.graniteshoals.us
https://www.facebook.com/votesteenbergen/

 

February 19, 2016 - Granite Shoals Texas
Michael Steenbergen announces he has filed as a candidate for Place Six (6) on the Granite Shoals City Council.


NEWS COVERAGE OF MICHAEL STEENBERGEN'S PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN


Granite Shoals Texas, February 21, 2016:  New campaign billboard style posters unveiled.

Next Granite Shoals City Election:
May 7, 2016
 
for Council Places 2, 4 and 6. Plus, Special Election for Sales Tax
All voters in the City of Granite Shoals (Precinct 3 and Precinct 18) will vote at the Fire Hall on Election Day.   Voters should bring a form of photo identification.   

Early Voting By Personal Appearance will be conducted Monday April 25th to Tuesday May 3rd at:

Polling Place

Address

City

Burnet
County Courthouse

Marble Falls
Courthouse Annex

220 S. Pierce

 

810 Steve Hawkins Pkwy.

Burnet, TX

 

Marble Falls, TX

Applications for ballot by mail can be requested from and should be returned to:   Doug Ferguson, Burnet County Elections Administrator, 220 S. Pierce ST, Burnet, TX  78611.   

Granite Shoals, Texas

Nickname(s): City of Parks
Motto: Your Gateway to Lake LBJ
Maps Locating Granite Shoals, Texas
Location of Granite Shoals, Texas Burnet County GraniteShoals.svg

Location of Granite Shoals, Texas
 
Coordinates: 30°35′13″N 98°22′54″W   Coordinates: 30°35′13″N 98°22′54″W
Country United States
State Texas
County Burnet
Incorporated 1966
Government
 • Type Home rule municipality
 • Mayor Dennis A. Maier
 • City Manager Ken Nickel
Area
 • Total 5.7 sq mi (14.7 km2)
 • Land 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,910
 • Density 1,087/sq mi (419.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78654
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-30584[1]
GNIS feature ID 1388555[2]
Website www.graniteshoals.org

Granite Shoals is a city in Burnet County, Texas, United States. The 2010 census population was 4,910.[3]

Granite Shoals is located in southwestern Burnet County..[4] This is 7 miles (11 km) west of Marble Falls and 56 miles (90 km) northwest of downtown Austin, on a bend on the east shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, originally named Lake Granite Shoals. . It takes its name from the granite shoals that were evident on the Colorado River before the construction of Wirtz Dam and Lake Granite Shoals. Granite Shoals was developed as a lake resort but became an incorporated community in the 1960s. Its population doubled from 300 in the late 1960s to 634 in the early 1980s and again by 1990 to 1,378. By 2000 the population was 2,040.

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km2), of which 4.5 square miles (11.7 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), or 20.25%, is water.[3]



 

Contact Information

Website: www.graniteshoals.us   Email: michael@michaelsteenbergen.com   Phone: 512-234-5348

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