- About Joel Gronau -
Joel Gronau was born in Colorado & moved to Dallas County when he was 2 years old. He has called Texas home ever since. Joel Gronau has been of service to this country his entire life, starting with Boy Scouts, serving his local community, and eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. Later, Joel worked for the city of Mesquite as a lifeguard, keeping the kids safe, and in the food service industry during his collegiate years. Nothing seems to please Joel more than serving his neighbors & community. As an adult, Joel served his country by joining the US Navy. While stationed in Gulfport MS, he assisted with the clean up, restoration, and rebuilding of the city & others affected by Hurricane Katrina. While on active duty, he further served this country by deploying to Afghanistan where he was awarded a Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal. Joel then completed a tour in Okinawa, Japan during the devastating nuclear reactor flooding incident. He was in charge of the Alpha Co. 5k shop. Following his military service, Joel coached a kids' club soccer team, developing the knowledge of strength, conditioning, speed, and agility of young athletes. After moving back to Dallas, Joel earned his teaching certificate and is teaching 9th grade mathematics at Desoto High School.
"There's no higher purpose then the service of others" -Peaceful Warrior
- Joel Gronau's Values -
1. Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness
I am a firm believer in the Declaration of Independence that everyone has the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe it is the governments job to make sure that everyone has those fundamental rights and will do everything to protect them in the USA.
2. Grassroots Democracy
I believe all humans should have a say in decisions that affect their lives; no one should be subject to the will of another. I will work to improve public participation in every aspect of government and seek to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elected them.
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction and militarization. I seek a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system controlled by and mostly benefiting the powerful few, to a democratic less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should remain at the individual and local level while assuring that civil-liberties are protected for all.
4. Equal Opportunity and Respect for Diversity
As a matter of right, given by the creator, all persons must have the opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded to us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves our organizations and society at large any discrimination by race class gender sexual orientation age nationality religion or physical and mental ability that denies fair treatment and equal Justice under the law. I believe it is important to value cultural ethnic racial religious and spiritual diversity and to promote the development of respectful relationships across the human race.
5. Ecological Wisdom with Future Focus and Sustainability
Human societies must function with the understanding that we are part of nature not separated from it, we must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. I support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. We must move to an energy efficient economy and live in ways that respect the integrity of nature. Our actions and policies should be motivated by long term goals assuring that economic-development new technologies and fiscal policy are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions. We must take the quality of all lives rather than just the open ended economic growth My policies will focus on the future and thinking towards the benefits of our children and grandchildren.
Dallas County Focus Points
I will work to move Dallas County to a free energy system with solar panels throughout the highway system and on top of buildings throughout the county to create a net-zero energy maybe even a net-surplus energy county. Click to read more
I will work with the county commissioners and the DCCCD board and create a plan that will give free college to all county residents. Click to read more
New Jobs with Infrastructure and Innovation of the County
Along with the free energy and solar panels creating jobs, I will push for the completion of the George Bush turnpike loop completing the circle around South Dallas which will bring in corporations to South Dallas like it has with North Dallas. I will also work with city councils and make them smart cities with new technology and security measures to make Dallas county the best places to live. Click to read more
Homes for the Homeless
I will work with city officials and push federal funding for a self-sustaining tiny house city that will house all the homeless people living in the Dallas area. Creating a place for them to belong and become part of society with jobs that will benefit our county. Click to read more