Mayor Eric Hogue

Eric Hogue was elected as the 45th Mayor of Wylie, Texas on May 10, 2008, and is currently serving his fourth term. Previously, the Mayor served the City of Wylie for over ten years: seven years as a member of the City Council and three years as a member of the Wylie Planning and Zoning Commission. Hogue and his wife, Tammie, have been married for nearly 30 years and have two grown children.

Mayor Hogue also spent over 20 years in corporate America working for Dillard Department Stores, MCI Telecommunications, Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett Packard. 

The Mayor is also a published author of the children’s book, Clinky the Clown and the Secret of Happyville.

What many residents of Wylie may not know is that Mayor Hogue put himself through college as a professional magician and family entertainer. He has traveled around the country speaking and performing magic to organizations and companies. He is a member of the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 2014, he received a presidential citation from the Society of American Magicians for his work in getting magic recognized as an art in the United States Congressional Record.

Where speaking is inspiring, motivating and fun!

As the mayor of Wylie, Hogue is the legislative head of Wylie’s city government and proudly serves as a representative and spokesman of the community at local, state and federal functions.

During his time in office, Mayor Hogue has been actively involved in the…

  • Construction of Wylie’s Fire Station 3, which opened in 2009
  • Construction of the Wylie Municipal Complex which includes the City Hall, the Wylie Recreation Center, and the Smith Public Library, which opened in 2011.
  • Construction of the City Wylie Public Works Facility, which opened in 2012.
  • Remodel of the City of Wylie Public Safety Building, which was completed in 2013.
  • Remodel of Founder’s Park, which was completed in 2011.
  • Remodel of Community Park, which was completed in 2013.
  • Improvements and expansion of FM 1378, East Brown and West Brown streets.
  • Remodel and opening of the Wylie Senior Citizen Recreation Center, which was completed in 2013.
  • Overseen the city’s annual budget cycle without raising taxes for six years and actually lowering the city’s taxes the last five years.
  • Worked with the city staff and the City Council to successfully implement a salary step program for the city’s public safety personnel.
  • Led the efforts to find and implement a transportation replacement system for senior citizens and disabled persons when Collin County cancelled its contract with CCART and directly impacted the citizens of Wylie. The city was informed after the contract was canceled and had nine weeks to get a solution in place. Mayor Hogue worked directly with Collin County officials and the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG), to insure our senior citizens would not go without the transportation they needed to attend doctor and other healthcare visits. 

Working with the Wylie Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to bring new businesses into the community...

  • Super Target Department Store
  • Kohl’s Department Store
  • Viewpoint Bank
  • Aldi Grocery Store
  • RaceTrac Service Station
  • Wylie Medical Plaza/Lake Pointe Emergency Center
  • Kroger Marketplace
  • Savage Precision Fabrication
  • Ascend Custom Extrusion
  • B&B Theaters
  • State Farm, Jarrod Rush Agency
  • Dairy Queen
  • Sanden America (new 24 million dollar product line)

Represents the city at multiple functions...

  • Speaks locally and around the state to over 100 groups a year regarding the city of Wylie, how it has grown and how it maintains its hometown atmosphere.
  • Meets quarterly with mayors in the surrounding cities to build support for each other’s communities.
  • Meets with county, state and federal officials regarding the needs of Wylie.

Mayor Hogue also serves on the following non-profit boards...

  • Chairman of the Board for the Birmingham Land Trust.
  • President of the Governing Board for the Texas School for the Deaf (appointed by the Governor).
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Baylor Scott and White Lake Pointe Medical Center.
  • Ex-Officio Member of the Wylie Economic Development Corporation.
  • Honorary Board Member of the Children’s Chorus of Collin County, Texas