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MWAN Asks Local Candidates Written Questions, No Public Forum Will Happen

MWAN Asks Local Candidates Written Questions, No Public Forum Will Happen
April 20
06:50 2022

Mineral Wells Area News 2022 General Election Questionnaire for Mayor/City Council Candidates Report Coming Soon

MWAN understands that due to pending litigation between the City of MW, Mayoral candidate Christopher Perricone, American Precision Ammunition and the Industrial Foundation, a typical debate will not be possible this year to discuss issues facing the community. The city attorney has advised the incumbents not to participate in a forum. However, MWAN felt a few questions should, at the least, be addressed in a written format and asked of the candidates.

Special contributor and local resident Bob Kaspar has drafted some questions and submitted to each candidate and will share with the community as they are returned.

Incumbent Mayor Regan Wallace and her opponent Christopher Perricone have been sent the questions below along with the only other contested city race which is between incumbent council person Beth Watson and her opponent David A. Guye in Ward #3. Jerrel Tomlin in Ward #1 is up for re-election but is running unopposed.

Candidate Questions

  1. Many Mineral Wells residents cite repairs to the city’s infrastructure as a primary concern. As mayor, what steps would you take to repair the city’s roads and water system? How would your administration fund these projects?
  2. Twenty-three percent of Mineral Wells residents live below the poverty line. What policies would your administration put in place to increase economic opportunity for Mineral Wells residents?
  3. Demographic shifts have lead to explosive growth across the State of Texas. Mineral Wells has experienced a 1% population growth every year for the past five years. How can our city attract new residents while still maintaining the small town charm that makes it such a unique place to live?

Editors Note: Residents might notice political signs in the mayoral race for a third candidate who filed to run as well. According to city clerk Peggy Clifton, Gary Davis Sr. was ruled ineligible due to being in arrears to the city and will not be on the upcoming ballot.