Abilene City Council candidates talk city growth, infrastructure


ABILENE, Texas - The three candidates for the Abilene City Council Place 3 seat went head to head -- to head -- Tuesday evening at the Abilene Public Library Mockingbird Branch.

The Hispanic Leadership Council held a public forum for Place 3 candidates who are all vying for the seat currently held by Anthony Williams, who's running for mayor.

Cory Clements, Donna Albus and Ryan Marrs addressed several issues in the community, including road infrastructure, the city's after-school program and future bonds.

We caught up with each candidate after the forum.

"If we don't secure water, we don't secure commerce, we don't secure our infrastructure, then we will push people away," Marrs said.

"We do have to do some other things to help bring in the young people, bring in business, better paying jobs, and overall quality of life that doesn't necessarily have to cost the tax payers money," Clements said.

"I know it takes partnerships to make it successful, and so I am an advocate for us all working together and accomplishing great things in our city," Albus said.

Weldon Hurt was also on hand to answer questions. He's running unopposed for the Place 4 seat.

Election Day is May 6.

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