Staff report The Roanoke Times
On November 2nd, three new members of the Christiansburg City Council will be elected.
That’s because the three incumbent council presidents whose seats are on the ballot – Steve Huppert, Merissa Sachs and Brad Stipes – have decided not to run again.
But voters will not be without a choice. Six candidates are in the running – Tanya Hockett, Casey Jenkins, Hil Johnson, Mike Scarry, Tim Wilson and Anthony Woodyard. The top three will get a seat on the council.
Candidates recently responded to questions from the Roanoke Times:
What do you think of the performance of the current council and
Squat: âThe current Council has done a good job on a number of important issues. However, the dynamic between members has sometimes delayed or failed advances that could have been made. Maintaining respect, focus, and commitment to community issues is critical to the advancement of the council. “
Jenkins: âI appreciate the different perspectives on the current city council; However, I am concerned about the current city council’s ability to build public confidence. I think the Council lacks stability to some extent, which has undermined public confidence in their ability to be excellent ambassadors for our city. I hope to regain this trust through open communication channels, professionalism, transparency and tax responsibility. “