City Elections 2013: WF District 2

City Elections 2013: WF District 2

Newschannel 6 sat down with both candidates for the Wichita Falls City Council District 2 seat to learn more about their background and qualifications.

Voters in District 2 will choose between Annetta Pope-Dotson and Donnie Melton.

Pope-Dotson is the incumbent and served the city for the past two years, and she thinks her experience will win her a second term in office. "A lot of my constituents were very happy with the representation I had for them, so I decided to run again," said Pope-Dotson.

This is Melton's first run for political office. However, as a former local business owner, Melton said he has a lot of experience working with different city departments.

"I've been a very blessed person in this town and I just think it's time to give something back to the community," said Melton. "And I think with my business skills, I can bring something to the table."

Both candidates say the drought and the future of our water supply, are the biggest issues they will face, if elected. Understandably, neither Pope-Dotson nor Melton could give a concrete way to correct the problem, but both say they are willing to put in the work to find that fix.

"The first thing is I'd take a study on what we do have and see what we need to do at that time," said Melton. "I'd love to get in there and get up to speed and put my input in when that time comes."

"Just continue to work with the Council and listen to the people and staff, and make the right decisions with the taxpayers' money," said Pope-Dotson.

Christina Myers