Marvin "Tim" Campbell, District 1 Council Member, was sworn into office in 2012. Council Member Campbell and his wife Jane were high school sweethearts who have been married for 46 years. They both graduated from Texas Tech in 1967. Campbell received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from SMU and he also completed post graduate work at Arizona State and the University of Dallas.
The Campbells have lived in the Dallas area off and on for 50 years, with 21 of those years spent in Garland. They raised two children, Allison Paige and Gregory Todd, and have three beautiful granddaughters, Caroline, Courtney and Madeline.
Campbell retired from General Dynamics Satcom Technologies in 2011, after 20 years of service, where he held the positions of chief engineer, marketing director and general manager. The Campbells also are members of Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church where he is an elder.
Council Member Campbell wants to promote Garland as the fine city that it is. He also wants to achieve as much high quality development, specifically in District 1, where there are large tracts of open undeveloped land. Campbell was inspired to get involved in community and public service saying “America has treated me and my family well. I believe that it is the duty of each capable American to give something back to his/her community. I was unable to serve in the military as a young man, so I am working to fulfill this responsibility as an older adult.” The Campbells love to travel and are both certified scuba divers. Campbell also is a private pilot and part owner of a light sport aircraft.