As predicted only about six hundred voters came to the polls to cast their ballots for City Council. It is mind boggling to me to understand how, out of twenty-two thousand registered voters in Wylie, such a low percentage turns out to vote in such an important election. However, the good news is that there were good people, who care about our city, who stepped up to run. I don’t think we have seen the last of Brad or Miss Lopez.
For those who ran it was apparent by the spread of votes a lot of hard work and effort was put forth, and I thank you. We are all now in a position of having a run-off election in June for Place 4 and it will be interesting to see how many registered voters will come back to the polls.
Let me share with you what I know of the two candidates in the run-off election. Candy Arrington works for a non-profit education foundation that benefits students in Wylie. She is well thought of and is described as hard-working, loving person. She volunteered and organized the Relay for Life and has volunteered to work on the 5K Run to raise funds for the foundation.
Bennie Jones has served on the Council for two terms and volunteers with a youth group. He is currently employed at Auto Zone on 544 and volunteers as a reserve police officer with the City of Lavon. His career path is law enforcement and we wish him well.
I urge the voters who have voted to vote again in this run-off election, and those who have not yet voted — to vote now. We have a responsibility to our families and our city to pick the best candidate to help lead our city.
Think about it. Get out and vote!