Al Ethans and Carol Warren are both on for another term on Stanton’s City Council. Between the two of them, they tied up 75 percent of the vote.
“The biggest challenge in this? Putting up signs, walking around the city,” said Warren, “We now know every crack in the sidewalk and every issue that people might have with the city. Which is good, we know what they’re thinking.”
Warren said that the greatest challenge looming ahead was maintaining and rebuilding the city reserves.
Although the budget has been balanced, keeping it together may be a challenge with annual expenditures.
As for winning this election, Warren said she is excited to have the balanced budget.
“We’ve laid a good groundwork to rebuild the city on. Anything I’m scared of? Not really, we’ve been through the worst already,” said Warren.
Warren has been on the city council for four years.
Ethans, a council veteran for 16 years said that his biggest challenge in the election was getting out and hitting the pavement.
“I had to get out and get the votes, talk to people. Talk to a lot of people door to door and get the signs up,” said Ethans, “The people made up their minds, voted and we got positive results.”
Ethans also said that he felt that having a balanced budget, the continuing low crime rates and a good relationship between residents, businesses and the city are some of the things that will make continuing in Stanton exciting.
As for challenges in the future of this term?
“Keeping the budget in the black, making sure it stays balanced,” said Ethans.