Meet the Council candidates

With city elections officially underway after filing for City Council and Mayorial races closed on March 28, the Rambler extended an invitation to all the candidates running in a contested district to introduce themselves to readers in their own words. The biographies that follow were provided by the candidates and not changed by the Rambler, at all (except in one case where Herbert Gears requested that we change a type from “built” to build”). The paper’s editorial staff did, however, cut each bio to 400 words.

Irving

Mayor Beth Van Duyne, running for re-election, http://wp.me/a3vbfn-2nk
Mayor Beth Van Duyne, running for re-election
Herbert Gears, running for mayor, http://wp.me/a3vbfn-2nh
Herbert Gears, running for mayor
Dennis Webb, incumbent running for place 3, http://wp.me/a3vbfn-2ng
Dennis Webb, incumbent running for place 3
Rose Cannaday, incumbent running for place 5, http://wp.me/a3vbfn-2nj
Rose Cannaday, incumbent running for place 5
Oscar Ward, running for place 5, http://wp.me/a3vbfn-2ni
Oscar Ward, running for place 5
Billy Hickman, running for place 3, http://wp.me/a3vbfn-2nf
Billy Hickman, running for place 3

 

Coppell

Thomas Burrows
Thomas Burrows, running for place 5
Nancy Yingling
Nancy Yingling, running for place 5
Aaron Duncan
Aaron Duncan, running for place 7
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Mark Hill, running for place 7