City Council Candidates Ready To Face Election Day

ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene City Council has one contested race in the election Saturday.

Councilman Joe Spano is running for re-election to a third term, and Jim Holzberlein is challenging him for the spot.

These two candidates have been in the spotlight for the past few months, and both of them told KTXS News why they deserve to be elected.

"The campaign was tough this year," Spano said. "We had a lot to do. It was the first time we used social media, such as Facebook and email."

Spano also wasn't shy about talking to voters.

"We had a couple of forums, you know, but most of my campaigning was talking to small groups like the police department and the fire department," Spano said.

For Holzberlein, this is his first time running for an elected position, and he worked to get his name out in the public.

"I have put up signs," Holzberlein said. "I've done it all. I've gone to speak to other organizations."

Holzberlein said he wants to see change in the city of Abilene.

Spano wants to focus on building up neighborhoods.

Both candidates said they're ready to see where the votes lie.

Councilman Shane Price is also on the ballot, but he is unopposed for the Place 1 seat on the council.

KTXS News will have the election results Saturday evening.

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