Now more than ever, our political climate is in crisis. Neighbors, communities, and even families are at odds with one another on a variety of issues. The systems at every level are breaking down. We need a fresh perspective, not just business as usual.

As a professional counselor, my job is to facilitate hard conversations and difficult changes thoughtfully; to analyze the big picture and notice patterns that aren’t working; to have an open mind and change narratives toward inclusiveness and teamwork. As a successful business owner, I also realize the importance of addressing our city’s challenges from a collaborative perspective.

We need fresh eyes at the local level – not career politicians, but everyday citizens who will take action to make a difference for their families and communities. I believe I have the experience and education to speak to the issues that matter to the growing and diverse families of Richardson and lead as part of the solution, not part of the problem.

To ensure that Richardson continues to prosper, not just now but for many years to come, we must:

Preserve the Beauty of Our Community

Richardson has a unique and vibrant character, which is one of the primary reasons why families move here. I commit to ensuring balance between new development and maintaining the integrity of our landscape and diverse culture of our beautiful city.

Promote Entrepreneurship and Local Business Efforts

As a successful local businesswoman and entrepreneur, I realize the importance of creating opportunities for individuals to achieve their full potential. I also can attest to the sense of family that comes from local business thriving and contributing to their community. When neighborhoods support each other and stay economically and socially connected, they are less likely to be divisive and more likely to work together to find common ground.

Provide Additional Resources for Families

As our city continues to develop and make decisions, my goal is to represent the families of this diverse and special city by promoting the use of our beautiful parks and more hike and bike trails, and city buildings for low-cost family activities, as well as leadership programs for our teens.

I have a strong work ethic and the tenacity to see things through. I would be honored to represent the families of Richardson through your support and your vote on May 6, 2017, for Richardson City Council Place 4. About Me

About me

I am the mom of four beautiful children — three daughters and a son. Their ages span over 16 years, so we definitely have our hands full at times! I regularly collaborate (and commiserate) with my partner and husband, Joel. He is the definition of hard work and loyalty, and I am grateful to have him on my journey.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in psychology from Liberty University. I taught for a few years in elementary and middle school settings, then completed my master’s in counseling at Southern Methodist University. I own a successful counseling business, The Montfort Group, where we specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families. I have extensive experience working within the mental health community — facilitating groups, conducting assessments, counseling individuals, and performing crisis intervention. I hold an active license in professional counseling and am a board-approved counselor supervisor for the State of Texas. I have received training in collaborative law and am an active member of Collaborative Divorce Texas.

This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
I am making this contribution with my own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business credit card or a card issued to another person. I am at least eighteen years old. I am a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).

POL. ADV. PAID FOR BY CORY MONTFORT FOR RICHARDSON CITY COUNCIL PLACE 4 CAMPAIGN.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • patricia mcmillan endorsed

    “Cory is smart, an active participant in our community and speaks for the people in our neighborhood.”

  • joyce endorsed

    “Cory is smart, practical and has a passion to help others. She will be an asset to the Richardson city council.”

  • Holly Scott endorsed

    “Cory will work extraordinarily hard to represent her constituents and to keep Richardson prosperous.”

  • nancy gist endorsed

    “Our area of Richardson desperately needs Cory to stand up for us, she is more than qualified to get it done!”

  • Mauri Long endorsed

    “Richardson needs some fresh ideas and I believe Cory will bring those to the table.”

  • Julie Hook Luton endorsed

    “I endorse Cory Montfort because, as an entrepreneur, she knows what it takes to grow a business in our area. Plus, as a counselor, Cory has the skills to negotiate with other council members, city leaders and citizens to reach a consensus that will help Richardson be even more successful in the future.”

April 1, 2017

One more time?

We are getting so close to the deadline and even closer to realizing a victory in this local election!

I am asking you to contribute ONE last time!  If willing, we could complete our goal and purchase the amount of advertising necessary to reach our target audience.

So much of this campaign is getting the word out about our message; a message of inclusion, transparency, and community.

Will you help us finish strong?  

Thank you for the support and encouragement as we head into these final few weeks,

Cory

March 24, 2017

You just bought 1500 Envelopes!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Your financial support purchased 1500 beautiful envelopes with our campaign logo. These envelopes will hold a trifold flyer about my platform for the city and a short handwritten note from me to each recipient.

This is one of two mailers that will go out to the residents before election day. Please consider helping us with the remaining costs of the flyers and mailers if you can!

Also, if you have some time to donate, we could use volunteers to stuff envelopes, so reach out to us and let us know!

Together, we are doing great things.

Cory

March 20, 2017

We are gaining momentum!

Thanks to you and your financial support, we are gaining much-needed momentum as we head toward May 6th! We started as the "underdogs" and actually have a decent shot at winning this thing!!

Here is the honest truth - we need a quality mailing piece that will reach out to residents in order to compete with an annual "voter's guide" that will NOT be highlighting my values and goals for our city. Can I count on you for another donation and to spread the word?

These mailers happen to be pretty valuable in our municipal elections. Every dollar donated reaches almost 2 residents! How many residents can we count on you to reach?

Cory

February 28, 2017

You are making a difference!

I am overwhelmed by the support we are receiving in this campaign! Your encouragement, volunteerism, and financial contributions are making a BIG impact in this local election!!

This is the way change occurs. We all step outside of our comfort zone and take action. THANK YOU for believing in me and the power of our democracy!

Cory

February 15, 2017

Look what you did!

I want you all to know that we have ordered yard signs, t-shirts, and some flyers with the money you have donated so far!! Thank you so much for believing in my campaign! I can safely say that it takes one person to run, but an entire VILLAGE to win.

We still have a ways to go in order to get the word out. We will need social media advertising and additional collaterals. Please spread the word by asking others to donate using the link to this site!

Lastly, we need volunteers to knock on doors spreading the word about our campaign and when to vote! Can I count on you to donate a couple hours to this process? Please sign up here: http://www.voteforcorymontfort.com/volunteer/

Thank you so much for your ongoing support! May 6th is coming soon!

Cory

February 6, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Puja Patel endorsed

  • Lee Grossman-Begelfer endorsed

  • Megha endorsed

  • patricia mcmillan endorsed

    “Cory is smart, an active participant in our community and speaks for the people in our neighborhood.”

  • joyce endorsed

    “Cory is smart, practical and has a passion to help others. She will be an asset to the Richardson city council.”

  • Holly Scott endorsed

    “Cory will work extraordinarily hard to represent her constituents and to keep Richardson prosperous.”

  • nancy gist endorsed

    “Our area of Richardson desperately needs Cory to stand up for us, she is more than qualified to get it done!”

  • Brooke Buehler endorsed

  • Mauri Long endorsed

    “Richardson needs some fresh ideas and I believe Cory will bring those to the table.”

  • Julie Hook Luton endorsed

    “I endorse Cory Montfort because, as an entrepreneur, she knows what it takes to grow a business in our area. Plus, as a counselor, Cory has the skills to negotiate with other council members, city leaders and citizens to reach a consensus that will help Richardson be even more successful in the future.”

  • Gay McAlister endorsed

  • Sharon Sloan Golema endorsed