City Council

Mayor Roy W. Hill

Mayor Roy W. Hill is a lifelong citizen, successful businessman and dedicated philanthropist. Mr. Hill’s family has been in the Fairfield area for five generations, dating back to the 1830s.

Since 1972, Hill has owned a law firm in Fairfield specializing in start-up corporations, mergers, acquisitions, governmental lobbying, permitting, environmental matters and fund raising for the energy sector. In 2003, he was elected to the City Council and became mayor in 2004.

Roy is an active member of the community and believes that our children are the future of our town. He has been a supporter of student academic groups, animal rescue organizations for many years and the beautification of our City, as well as events for our children. Hill is a pro-business mayor.

Joe Lee Kirgan, Jr.
Councilmember, Place 1

Joe Kirgan has served five terms on the Fairfield City Council. He began his newspaper career at age 13 and has worked in many newspapers throughout his vocation. Kirgan’s grandfather, L. C. Kirgan, purchased The Fairfield Recorder in 1900 and after his death in 1947 Joe’s father ran the newspaper until his death in 1959. In 1960, Joe bought the paper from his grandmother and ran it successfully until selling it to its present owner in 1985. At one point in his career he was recognized as the youngest newspaper editor in the state of Texas while at The Polk County Enterprise in Livingston.

Joe has been involved in many civic activities including two terms as president of Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, District Governor in Rotary International, vice president Gulf Coast Press Association, scout leader, district board member of Boy Scouts of America, school board member, president Freestone Country Club, advisory board member for Texas State Technical Institute – Waco, and helped form the Little Dribblers organization in Fairfield, serving as a coach in the early days of that organization.

Kirgan believes in strong, stable, common-sense government.

Randy Johnson
Councilmember, Place 2

Randy Johnson was elected to the City Council in May, 2012. He feels the City and its citizens have given so much to him that serving on the Council is a good way to give back.

As a lifetime resident, Randy is the fifth generation of his family to live in Fairfield. He and his wife, Karen, have four children. His parents, Lee Earl and the late Edward “Chief” Johnson, were both teachers in the Fairfield School District. His father served on the City Council years ago and is the name-sake for Fairfield High School’s Johnson
Activity Center.

“The water issue is absolutely the most important to Fairfield at this point. We need to have a long term plan in place that is affordable to the residents,” said Johnson.

Randy promises to serve the residents of Fairfield to the best of his ability with integrity, dignity and honor. Johnson stated, “My character means a lot to me. I will vote, not for my personal feelings, but for what’s best for the City and its citizens.”

David W. Steward
Councilmember, Place 3

David Watson Steward was born in Fairfield from settlers that date back to early 1800’s. Steward’s Mill was where his family first settled. He graduated from Texas A&I (now Texas A&M) with a bachelor degree in business Mr. Steward is a Member of AAPL (American Association of Professional Landman) and a CPL (Certified Petroleum Landman) and has worked as such for over 46 years. During this time and as President of Horseshoe Energy Inc., he has acquired Oil &Gas Leases, large Mineral interest, ownership in a international mining company, real estate and Royalty interests for his companies. In 2013 he resigned as Chairman/CEO of a medium sized publicly traded Oil & Gas Exploration & Drilling Company to pursue other business opportunity.

During his lifetime, Mr. Steward has served as Chairman of Ducks Unlimited, Chairman of Corpus Christi Landman’s’ Association and early lobbyist with Coastal Conservation Association, as well as community volunteer work and giving to our military troops. Family, work, travel and the love of the great outdoors has been his life interests. For the growth of Fairfield, Mr. Steward envisions the community to prosper along with opportunities and industry, so our youth can stay here to pursue their dreams.

Councilmember, Place 4

Kenneth Hughes
Councilmember, Place 5
903-389-4695 ext. 106

As a lifelong resident, dedicated husband and father of two, Kenneth Hughes is devoted to the ongoing development of Fairfield. His interest in preserving Fairfield for the generations to come while taking economical steps to make certain our community thrives, led him to Fairfield City Council, place 5 in 2009.

With over 20 years experience with small town businesses, Kenneth feels that a city should be managed as just that, a business. He wants each and every resident to recognize their voice can and will be heard, and through unity in our community we can accomplish great things.

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