City council members declare re-election bids


January 9th was the first day people could file their candidacies in the 2019 municipal primary.

Several people running for Terre Haute City Council declared their candidacies on Wednesday.

WTWO News caught up with a couple of them while our crew was at the Vigo County Clerk’s Office. Those include Neil Garrison and Curtis Debaun IV.

Both of them are seeking re-election.

Both candidates reflected on their time on the city council and what they’d like to do if re-elected.

“I think the last three terms have been pretty tough, but we’ve had some progress. The last group of city council members when they started all said ‘we’re really going to focus on finances’ and I think we’ve seen results in that. There’s more to do, so I think and I hope that when the new council members come in, and hopefully I’m one of those, that we’ll be able to focus on finances again and some other important issues,” says Garrison.

Debaun says, “We did a lot of work during my first term. The last three years, we’ve improved our financial situation significantly and because we were in that situation, there were so many things we were not able to do and now that we’ve bettered that situation, I’d really like to look at ways to re-invest in the community now that we’re able to do that.”

The last day for candidates to file is February 8.

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