District 1 - Ed Moore

Ed Moore

Ed Moore, District 1


Elected: May 2015
Current Term Expires: May 2021

Ed Moore represents District 1. He has been a Longview resident since 1980 when he accepted the position of Assistant City Manager. After two years with the City, Ed began a career as a municipal financial advisor assisting numerous local governments in East Texas with financial planning. He has a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. Ed served over three years as a naval officer and is a Vietnam veteran. He has been married to Jean for 47 years, and they have two children, Stephen and Michele, both of whom graduated from Pine Tree High School. Ed and Jean have one granddaughter, Moxie. He served for 30 years as a trustee for the Longview Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund, is active with church committees, and is a board member for several philanthropic organizations.

Council Liaison Responsibilities*

  • Historic Preservation Commission 
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board 
  • Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
*Liaison responsibilities are reassigned by the mayor annually in June.

Name: Ed Moore
Occupation: Financial Advisor (Retired)
Family: Wife - Jean, Children - Stephen and Michele, Granddaughter - Moxie
What is your favorite book? Any book written by Nelson DeMille
What is your favorite movie? Star Wars, Episode 4
Who is someone you admire, and why? 
I admire and respect Admiral William McCraven.  He was a Navy ROTC graduate from UT, a SEAL and Chancellor of the UT System after his retirement from the Navy.  I met him and have heard him speak a number of times, and he epitomizes the highest values of the Navy and our country.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? 
Being retired, every day is a Saturday!  My wife and I enjoy travelling, visiting our granddaughters and going on cruises.
What are some causes you care about? 
The cause I care about is veterans’ issues, especially those involving Vietnam veterans.
Why did you initially run for office/What do you hope to accomplish on the City Council? 
Being retired, I had the necessary time available to devote to adequately representing my district and the City.  I also felt my background in city management and finance would allow me to be an effective council member right away.  Any accomplishments are not mine alone but are the accomplishments of the seven of us on the Council.  I am most proud of the overwhelming success of our bond election, leading the task force bringing food trucks into our community and the Council providing competitive compensation to all our employees.  Going forward, I want to see our bond projects completed expeditiously and within budget.
What are your hopes and visions for Longview's future? 
My vision for Longview’s future is one where our quality of life is second to none; a community that attracts young and old alike to stay or move here.  Downtown has been revitalized with residential development and a wide variety of dining and entertainment venues.  Our park system includes many new neighborhood parks.  Our Cultural Arts District is thriving with activities.  Finally, we have accomplished all the projects from the 2018 bond authorization and are prioritizing new projects implementing our Comprehensive Plan. 

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.