Council District 4 runoff off and running

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Updated: 6/23/2012 4:57 am
City Council District 4 residents go back to the polls Saturday to settle unfinished business from the May 12th municipal election.

Incumbent Paul Beane and challenger Jim Gerlt were forced into a runoff. Both admit it's a challenge to motivate voters to cast a ballot one more time in this extended election season. We asked what they see as the top issue in this race.

Beane said, "I think the number one issue is experience. Who do you want to elect that has an intimate and long standing history
with the city of Lubbock and who has 4 years of unparalleled service in district 4?"

Gerlt said, "I think restoring trust is one of the big issues. I've been real concerned about what's taking place at city hall.
People don't trust what's taking place with the hidden decisions. They don't trust the Electric Utility Board to make the right decisions since we're a monopoly now with LP&L. They're concerned about that. I think accountability has been one of the issues."

32 vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p. Saturday. Only residents of District 4 can vote in the runoff election.
To find the nearest voting center to you, text your zip code to 75044 and we'll provide the vote center addresses closest to you.

You can click here for additional information.
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