TYLER, Texas — On Wednesday, James Wynne announced his intention to seek the City Council District 4 seat in the May 2020 election after current District 4 City Councilman Don Warren recently announced his intention to run for Mayor in May 2020.

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Wynne, a Tyler native, is a graduate of Tyler public schools and the University of Texas at Austin. He is the owner of TDI Air Conditioning, a small business in Tyler.

He currently serves as a volunteer and supporter for several city organizations including: City of Tyler Airport Advisory Board, Tyler Police Foundation, Heart of Tyler, Historic Tyler and the Tyler Fire Foundation. 

Wynne is also involved in the community as a Board Member of Tyler Health Facilities Development Corporation and All Saints Episcopal School. He has served as a past board member of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, East Texas Medical Center, Literacy Council and United Way of Tyler. 

A lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church, Wynne serves on the Vestry and the Finance Committee. He was honored with the W. C. Windsor Award in 2002 as Tyler’s Most Outstanding Citizen under the age of 40.

Wynne released the following statement in regards to his candidacy:

“After visiting with residents of the district as well as community leaders over the past several months, I am excited to announce my candidacy for City Council. Tyler has great momentum with the pay–as–you - go plan and the overall businesslike approach to City government. The City has a strong management team and the continued commitment of current and past Mayors and Council Members. I believe my business background and experience serving on City committees as well as other diverse community boards will be an asset in working as a member of the City Council. I have passion for my City and a desire to work together with other members of the Council, community leaders and citizens to build consensus on important projects that make our City great. I would consider it an honor to be elected to this position."

Wynne is married to Tyler native Sharon Brown Wynne and they are the parents of three children.

Wynne will face off against attorney Nick Pesina for the District 4 seat.