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Former minister files to run for Steve Savage's Abilene City Council seat

Dr. Travis Craver (Scott Martin/KTXS)

A former minister has filed to run for Steve Savage's seat on the Abilene City Council.

Dr. Travis Craver, 36, filed paperwork Wednesday afternoon at city hall.

Craver -- who's 14 years younger than the youngest council member -- said he believes he can bring a younger perspective to the city council.

During a news conference, Craver said he's concerned about the city's aging infrastructure.

Craver went to Hardin-Simmons University and fell in love with Abilene. So he stayed after graduation.

He worked 10-years in ministry at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.

Craver is currently the Director of Chapel and Spiritual Formation at HSU.

Place 6 Councilman Steve Savage is not running for re-election.

As KTXS reported last month, Savage is going to devote his free time to renovating a nuclear missile silo.

The last day to file is Feb. 15.

The election is May 4.

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