There are two candidates vying for the Ward 1 City Council position in the upcoming election. Newcomer and Huntsville native Timothy Davis vs. sitting Council Member Joe Emmett. Timothy Davis wants “to preserve and protect the local business’, citizens, and properties (residential and downtown), while catering to the inevitable change happening to our city.”
Mr. Davis speaks about Huntsville. “I love the people, the pine trees, and the history of our town and how it has played a major part in our county and state. Huntsville is uniquely rural and… it is the only place I call home.”
Timothy explains why he wants to serve on the Huntsville City Council. “I want to be apart of the decision making process that benefits this town and the citizens in it, especially in Ward 1. That ward is full of folks who need a serious and open-minded substantial representative… I want to show this city and specifically Ward 1, what community can do for community.”
Currently on the city council there are 4 Ward Positions, each section (Ward) in Huntsville has 1 representative on the city council. These positions are elected by their Ward area only. See the Ward map online at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/635/Council-Ward-Map
Also, currently on the city council there are 4 At-Large Positions, who can live anywhere in Huntsville and must be elected by the entire city.
Right now, all 4 elected At-Large members on the council live in the same area. Therefore, that area of Huntsville is getting more representation than the rest of the city. They have a majority on the council and they have the ability to pass policies that benefit their area, over the good of the entire city of Huntsville.
We are proposing to change the way the City Council is elected in Huntsville.
The 4 At-Large positions will be changed to Ward positions. The Wards will be able to elect 2 representatives from their Ward to champion their interests. This will make the City Council representation equal and fair.
Does this sound like something you would support? E-mail, info@VotersforLowerTaxes.com and let us know that you would be willing to sign the petition. We need 400 signatures to get this on the ballot in 2017.