Five candidates will be running for two seats up for election on the Ballinger City Council. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Two candidates have filed to run for the Ballinger City Council Single Member District 1 including Jason Gore and Anita Martinez.

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

Two candidates have filed to run for the Ballinger City Council Single Member District 1 including Jason Gore and Anita Martinez.

Name: Jason G. Gore

Occupation: Senior Telecom Support Engineer at Avaya.

Education: Ballinger HS graduate of 1990, The United States Air Force.

Clubs, organizations: Lifetime member of the Ballinger Bearcat Booster Club. Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Member of the newly created Ballinger Neighborhood Watch Program.

Family:Kelsey Gore, wife. Tanner Gore, son and daughters Jadyn Gore and Jasper Gore, daughter.

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

I personally see no issues that aren’t being addressed, or at least discussed. I see progress being made in this City, and as a member of the Ballinger City Council I will help insure that nothing stands in the way of needed improvements to keep Ballinger a beautiful city in which to live in and to raise our families. Yes, we have road problems. We’ve had water problems. We have other issues here and there. These are not surprises to anyone. However, I see the optimistic side. Take a look around town, you can see major improvements happening. I would like these improvements to continue.

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

Integrity, devotion, and a willingness to serve my community. I will not undermine our community leaders. I do pledge to work with them to insure that all actions taken, are for the greater good of Ballinger’s citizens for the present and the future.

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

I am a citizen of Ballinger that drives down these same roads, drinks the same water, and pays the same taxes as every other citizen. The only difference is, I am choosing to run for council to insure this city continues to move in a positive direction.