Pat Shelbourne and his wife Ollie moved to Watauga in 2009. In June 2009, he was appointed to serve on the Watauga Planning and Zoning Commission and the Watauga Charter Review Commission. He attended the 2010 Watauga Citizens Police Academy, graduating on November 4, 2010. Pat ran for Place 6, Watauga City Council, and was elected in a special election on November 2, 2010. He has been serving continuously on the council since then, most recently as Mayor Pro Tem.

Pat is a retired Certified Public Accountant. His wife Ollie retired as a third-grade teacher in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford schools. He and his wife have a son, his wife, and grandchildren in the area. “I am impressed with the friendliness of the citizens of Watauga, and the competent, capable way the City is run. Big challenges face the City in the coming years, but the City has the financial soundness and infrastructure to face these challenges going forward. 

I hope to serve the City as Mayor by assisting the council in making sound, rational decisions on matters brought before them, to provide effective leadership, and to always keep the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens foremost in my actions. Thank you for the opportunity to serve Watauga.”