Arlington city council (District 5) candidate Celia Morgan
Celia Morgan is a mother, paralegal, UTA student, and a life-long resident of Arlington, Texas. Born at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Celia was raised on the east side of District 5, and attended AISD public schools at Corrine Crow Elementary, Carter Jr. High, and graduated from Arlington High School in 2003. She then went on to earn her Associate’s Degree at Tarrant County College, before transferring to UT Arlington, where she is currently enrolled in the History Pre-Law program.
As a working mother and professional, Celia understands that the best interests of Arlington families are far more important than the special interests that influence the city’s decision making. We need comprehensive public transportation, affordable housing options, more career living wage jobs, and increased government transparency. Our campaign is focused on achieving these goals with continuous input from neighborhood leaders, community activists and public direction.
For years Arlington has been the largest metropolitan city without
public transportation. VIA ride share and autonomous navigation are innovative options, but we need long term, full scale options for our residents and visitors. Nearly half of the housing market is unaffordable for families earning less than $15/hr. We need to focus on affordable developments and making the housing market more competitive for first time home buyers and working families.
The entertainment district brings thousands of job opportunities to our city annually- but these jobs are often seasonal and don’t support families. We need to attract career jobs to our city: full time, competitive pay positions where Arlington residents can work to earn a retirement and support their families. District 5 is home to a number of college students, young families, and multi-generation families who all call Arlington home – all of which deserve a voice on the City Council. Together, with your support, we can bring the “dream” in our “Dream City” home to all of our residents in Arlington.