The primary elections for South Sioux City, Nebraska's city council are a few weeks away. And, voters have a lot of candidates to consider.
In all, nine people are running for four seats on the city council. Monday, five of them spoke at the city's legislative committee meeting.
The candidates touched on a whole host of issues... including community involvement, and how crucial communication is with residents. "Its not what I want, its what the community wants. If elected I'm here to represent the community and not my own personal agenda," said Gary Hallstrom, South Sioux City city council candidate. "People have to realize that you are working for their good. To do that you have to have good communication skills and make sure they're involved in the decision process," said Jeff Davenport, South Sioux City city council candidate. "If we continue to have the same team we will continue to do better things for the city," said Oscar Gomez, South Sioux City city council candidate. "I believe that everything you communicate back to your residents it'll only help you in succeed in what you want to do," said Gail Curry, South Sioux City city council candidate. "Get their input on these ideas before the council goes forward with solely the opinion of eight people," said Randy Meyer, South Sioux City city council candidate.
The other candidates in the running are Dan Bousquet, Jason Bowman, Stephanie Dahl, and Jim Gunsolley. Primaries will be held on May 15th with the top eight votegetters moving on to the November general election.