Candidates for Seguin City Council races make final plea to voters
Posted on 11/6/2018 8:18:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- It is election day in the city of Seguin, and two contested city council races will appear on the ballot. The races appearing on the ballot for the city of Seguin are council districts 3 and 7.

District 3 Councilman Jim Lievens says he looks forward to continuing to serve the public. Lievens says there is still plenty of work to tackle.

"For starters, I want to start with the big word of thanks to everyone who has voted early already and now today is the last opportunity to go vote. So thank you for everyone for participating in the Democratic process. It's the highest honor I think we can perform as Americans. As far as my particular district, District 3, I do ask for those votes, for people to vote for me. I feel like I'm the candidate that who is proven. I have a track record. For starters, I'm the incumbent and I know the job and I think I've demonstrated that I listen to the public and I've demonstrated that I lead. I speak up. I advocate and I think I've had good working relationships that I've formed with city staff and that is so important as we move forward. There's so many things that I could talk about as far as my background and what my background has done to prepare me. I've had over 20 years in manufacturing with Commercial Metals Company (CMC), five years in higher education with the Alamo Colleges, I'm currently in real estate and I have served this community in a variety of capacities for over 25 years. So, I'm ready. I'm prepared. I'm planning on continuing this journey. I think Seguin has a bright future and I'm really ready to lead us there so I thank all the voters," said Lievens.

Challenging Lievens for the District 3 council seat is candidate Chris Aviles. Aviles says he is ready and willing to always roll up his sleeves and work for others.

"You have at hand a candidate who is in love with the city and serving selflessly. I'm also in love with serving humanity which is what I believe is my purpose in this race. So before you cast your vote, take into account that selflessness and the grand dedication to serving others and that is basically why I would ask for your vote from the constituency because you have somebody who is really dedicated to just giving up everything he has so we can make Seguin better," said Aviles.

Seeking the Seguin City Council District 7 position is candidate Penny Wallace. Wallace believes she has the experience and the know how to get the job done.

"My experience, work ethic and the passion for Seguin qualify me to fill this position. So thank you if you have already voted. If you haven't, thank you for considering me Penny Wallace for City Council District 7 Seguin," said Wallace.

Also seeking the District 7 seat on the Seguin City Council is Candidate William Odom, Jr. Odom, as reported earlier, believes he has the time and commitment to continue the city on the right path.

"I will devote an extensive amount of time to study the issues facing the city, talk with the current and new members of the team, and interact with the people of District 7. I will do my best to represent the interests of the members of the district and all of the citizens of the city. I think it will also be beneficial to establish relationships with county representatives and any other agencies that are significant to the city."

Both Wallace and Odom look to fill the seat of Councilwoman Donna Dodgen, who is not eligible to seek re-election due to term limits. Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can cast their ballots today at any polling location in Guadalupe County.

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