District 6 - Steve Pirtle

Steve Pirtle

Steve Pirtle, District 6

June 2016
Current Term Expires: May 2025

Steve Pirtle is council representative for District 6.  Steve is a native of Longview graduated form Pine Tree High School.  He is married to Melanie, his wife of 45 years.  They have one son, Steven, and his wife, Heather.  He is also the proud pops to three young boys.  Steve is self-employed as a contractor and owner of Steve Pirtle Construction.  He is a member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church, Longview Greggton Rotary, and East Texas Builders Association.

Council Liaison Responsibilities*

*Liaison responsibilities are reassigned by the mayor annually in June.

Name: Steve Pirtle
Occupation: Local Building Contractor
Family: At home my wife Melanie.  My son Steven and his wife Heather and the joy of our life, my 3 grandsons.
What is your favorite book or film? I have two movies: The Greatest Game Ever Played and The Legend of Bagger Vance
Who is someone you admire, and why? 
My son Steven because of the son, husband, and father he is and most importantly the example of a truly Godly man.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? 
Time with my family and playing golf in my spare time
What are some causes you care about? 
The homeless in Longview, the growth of Longview, and the values and concerns of the citizens of Longview.
Why did you initially run for office/What do you hope to accomplish on the City Council? 
I have been involved for the last 20+ years with various boards and wanted to move to the next level and be more involved with the decisions of our local government.
What are your hopes and visions for Longview's future? 
To serve to the best of my ability and in the end of my term to leave it a better place to live, grow and work!

Council-Mayor form of Government
The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, who is elected at large, and six Council Members, one elected from each district. Council members do not have day-to-day administrative duties, but rather focus on big picture issues as the elected policymakers for the city. Council members also take feedback from the community, approve the budget and tax rate, adopt ordinances and resolutions, and establish goals and provide direction. The City Council is also responsible to supervise, monitor, and evaluate the performance of the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Judge.  Council members are elected to three-year terms with a limit of three full terms.