Meet the Candidates: Celina City Council, Place 6

Jason Poncio

Hello fellow neighbor and citizens! I’m Jason Poncio. Husband, father and family man, innovator, hard worker and man of faith. I have lived in Celina for ten years. I have worked for Celina Public Works for 5 and a half years along with The Town of Prosper for 1 year.

My lovely wife, Tisha Poncio is employee of C.I.S.D. for 20 years as a Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist. We are proud parents of three wonderful children who attend schools here in Celina. Madison, our oldest, is a senior at Celina High School and is very active in the Theater Department as President and Lighting Director for various events. Avery is an 8th grader at Celina Junior High and is involved in cross-country track, and theater. Jace, our youngest, attends Celina Elementary and is well known in our community as #SUPERJACE, for his recent fight with leukemia. Like all Bobcats, Jace loves football. He also loves theater and music.

I have to tell you, I love Celina! Our Community has given so much to me and my family, we thank you wholeheartedly! Now, I’m striving for the opportunity to give back to this same great community in a higher capacity as a public official. I can’t do it alone and every vote counts. I’m asking for your generous help and support. I have the integrity, work ethic and vision to become one of Celina’s best City Councilmen. I’m asking for your vote!

Please register to vote and mark May 4th, 2019 on your calendars. Use #JasonPoncioForPlace6 on social media. Together we can do great things for our great community. I’m listening and ready to serve. Thank You!

jason poncio


Lanford Rodgers

I, along with my wife and three children, have lived in Celina’s Creeks of Legacy for two years. I decided to run for Celina City Council after noticing the disconnect between city officials and the community.

My family and I moved to Texas eight years ago from Illinois after getting fed up with high taxes, crime and political corruption. We love Texas and made Celina our home after moving from Frisco. I currently serve on the Board of Adjustments and have no business or personal conflicts to interfere with my service to the community.

Integrity, Service, Strategic Growth & Fairness

Integrity is the most important thing in life and especially politics. If there is no integrity the citizens will not trust you and you will lose all effectiveness.

Service…never forget the people you serve. I am a former Illinois State Trooper and support public service people, such as police, fire and teachers. My background allows me access to people that can assist with Intel on keeping Celina safe.

Strategic Growth is important in keeping and attracting the right companies or small businesses to Celina. If we don’t have the right businesses, our citizens will spend their sales tax dollars in other cities.  If we attract the right businesses, we the residents will not bear the burden of 8% of the budget Celina captures from businesses. This will allow us to freeze or possibly reduce property taxes.

Fairness…I strive to always stay fair. I would look at the over spending within the city.

Lanford Rodgers


Chad Anderson

My platform is to make Celina a place where you can live, work and play. Our city staff is one of the best in the state and I look forward to working with them to help Celina stay on the path to be one of the best cities in the state.

My wife Michelle and I moved to Celina in 2003. We have lived in the same house for 16 years and are dedicated to the community. My daughter Molly is 12 and my son CJ is 10. Both of my kids started at Celina and we intend for them to graduate from Celina.

I am the Branch President at Lamar National Bank in Celina and am a 2nd generation banker. I have over 15 years of experience in commercial lending. I was also a licensed P&C insurance agent for 9 years.


1996 Graduate Tarleton State University BBA – Management

Celina City Council:

6 years; the last two as Mayor Pro tem

Member Finance and Government Committee

Intern for Congressman Ralph Hall – 1991

2017 D Magazines Top Insurance Agents

Graduate Leadership Frisco 2001


Current Board Member and former Chairman Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce

Active volunteer and Former Director Tarleton Alumni Association

Coaching youth sports

Volunteer Cajun Fest

Volunteer October Fest

Chairman Frisco Ducks Unlimited – 10 years


Hunting, fishing and camping

Anderson Head Shot (2)

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