Second candidate files to run for Steve Savage's seat on Abilene City Council


    David Turvaville (Jesse Smith/KTXS)

    A second candidate has filed to run for the Abilene City Council Place 6 seat being vacated by Steve Savage.

    David Turvaville, 37, works in quality control for Broadwind Energy which makes wind turbines.

    He was previously a jailer with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office for three years.

    Turvaville is originally from Wheeler, a small town in the Texas panhandle. He and his wife moved from Amarillo to Abilene about four years ago.

    "I’ve always been a person to listen to people’s problems and help solve them," Turvaville said. "Lately in Abilene’s local politics, there has been a significant lack of tact and respect for the people they represent."

    "My wife and I love this town and want to see everyone succeed regardless of race, creed or background," said Turvaville.

    Turvaville considered running against Kyle McAlister who was been under for controversial Facebook comments that have been called racist. But he lives in south Abilene, so he is not eligible to run for Place 5.

    Turvaville will face at least one challenger.

    Dr. Travis Craver, a former minister who works for Hardin-Simmons, filed to run for Place 6 on Jan. 16.

    The filing deadline is Feb. 15.

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