Five candidates will be running for two seats up for election on the Ballinger City Council. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Three candidates have filed to run for Single Member Disttrict 2 currently held by Darlene Kelly who's term is up, including Amanda Collom, Rudy Galvan and Richard Morish.

Five candidates will be running for two seats up for election on the Ballinger City Council. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Three candidates have filed to run for Single Member Disttrict 2 currently held by Darlene Kelly who's term is up, including Amanda Collom, Rudy Galvan and Richard Morish.

Name: Rudy Galvan

Occupation: General Contractor

Education: Electronic Engineering Technology Degree, OSHA Compliance and certification, FFA and TSA certification, Business operations certification at University of New Hampshire,

Clubs, Organizations: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Goodwill of San Angelo and Abilene, Komen Race for the Cure, Special Olympics.

Family: Married to Sherry Davis Galvan Children: Meagan L Smith of Ballinger, Jeremy Spicer of Waco, Chance Galvan of Houston, Jarred Galvan of Lubbock. Grandchildren: Savanna Spicer of Bloomfield MO, Kendall Smith, McKenna Smith, Jace Smith and Levi Smith of Ballinger.

What are the most important issues you want to address if elected as a member of the Ballinger City Council?

Ballinger has been around since 1886 with a supportive community. We have seen several challenges that we have overcome through the leadership of city officials. We currently have challenges now to restore our city, improve the retail, support of farmers and ranchers and support our future being our youth. I plan to make these areas a priority to address and support. I will help to communicate our success through social media and the old fashion and yet successful form of communication, face to face interaction.

What do you think you can bring to the position if elected?

I have years of business experience in being a leader and decision maker in multiple business operations. My business ability to identify potential problems afforded me a position in travel to trouble shoot for a large fortune 500 company. I traveled to several large business facilities to review current processes and made changes to improve the safety, growth and cost reduction. I facilitated training seminars to develop people in business and operations management resulting in numerous promotions and career enhancements. I plan to utilize my experiences to help our City Council through support and take a leadership role.

What do you feel qualifies you for the city council position?

I was born and raised in Ballinger and have a responsibility to the community and the people. I am committed to the future and success of Ballinger. My business experience has been to collaborate in finding solutions to problems. I plan to use my experiences to add value and support to the current council team and look for ways to better serve the community.