Three elected city council members secured their seats as city council members in uncontested races for the upcoming May 6 election. District 2 Board Member Carlos Flores, District 3’s Michael Crain, and District 8’s Chris Nettles all rode in uncontested races. Two candidates have raised thousands of dollars despite not having a competitor.
District 3 Council Member Michael Crain was elected in May 2021. He received 5,106 votes. Crain ranks fifth with the most money raised this election: $166,642.96. Donors include a $25,000 donation from Creative Solutions in Healthcare CEO Gary Blake and a $10,000 donation from Steve Greig, an entrepreneur working in finance.
Crain has identified many issues as his priorities as a board member. Among them are infrastructure, making sure the city is “smartly developed” as it grows, and public safety, according to the candidate’s questionnaire.
District 2 council member Carlos Flores was elected in May 2017. He received 1,145 votes in the election. He raised $47,350 for his campaign.
“I am ready and excited to continue serving as a member of your city council,” Flores wrote a chirp announcing his candidacy.
District 8 Board Member Chris Nettles was elected in 2021 and received 1,649 votes. He has not received any campaign donations from him. Nettles supported a citizen review police committee as part of his campaign. His priorities also include economic development, small business, and the expansion of infrastructure and public services.
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