Gerard Hudspeth was born and raised in Denton, where he attended Denton High School and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas (UNT). After volunteering for many years on the Denton Planning and Zoning board, Gerard was elected to serve two terms on the City Council representing District 1. In 2019, his fellow Council Members selected him as Mayor Pro Tem and Gerard was elected Mayor in 2020. He was subsequently re-elected for a second term in 2022.
Gerard and his family have always had a passion for giving back to the community and that drive led Gerard to become a volunteer with both CASA and Mentor Denton to help serve at-risk kids and ensure they are provided every possible opportunity for success. Gerard is also active with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis, Denton Chamber of Commerce, and the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce. Professionally, Gerard is the General Manager for a local business development company dedicated to helping grow small businesses.
Gerard and his wife, Diane, have been married for over 14 years and are proud parents of four wonderful daughters. His favorite book is Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness by Charles R. Swindoll.
Agenda Committee, Economic Development Partnership Board, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 Board, Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team, Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, Lake Ray Roberts P&Z Commission, North Texas Commission, Regional Transportation Council Alternate