William D. Tate was born and raised in Grapevine, Texas. His parents owned a hardware store on Main Street, where he learned the value of honesty and hard work. Those guiding principles carried him through high school and college, where he pursued degrees in business and law. Mayor Tate began his service to Grapevine as City Attorney from 1969-1977. He was then elected to the Grapevine City Council in June of 1972, and subsequently elected Mayor in June of 1975, service until 1985. Mr. Tate was re-elected Mayor in 1988 and has continued as Mayor since that time.
Grapevine residents expect an experienced leader to guide them through these challenging times, there is no better candidate than Mayor William D. Tate.