Waco District Four City Council candidate withdraws from election


The lone contested race for the Waco City Council is now a one man race.

Nicholas St. John told FOX44 News he decided to drop out of the District Four race after researching and talking with Dillon Meek.

He says he likes Meek’s stance against payday lenders, so he withdrew from the race.

St. John filed for his chance at the district for seat on the first filing day.

“I saw that not a lot of people are contested in a lot of the elections and I saw that Mr. Meek was running uncontested. So I decided to run against him.”

St. John says he wanted to run on a social justice platform- wanting to increase working wages across the city and finding ways to increase the funding for the district.

“A lot of district four neighborhoods are run down and we are a majority minority district,” St. John said. “We have really bad sidewalks, streets and parks compared to certain other parts of the city.”

St. John said he changed his mind after researching and sitting down one-on-one with his incumbent Dillon Meek, to understand the current council member’s platform.

“He mentioned to me that he was pushing for more roads, streets and sidewalks to be fixed without bias towards the more expensive, residential communities,” St. John said.

This means Meek will keep his seat, as will Jim Holmes in District Five.

In District Two, Alice Rodriguez decided not to run for re-election – so Hector Sabido will win this position since he does not have a challenger.

Source: City of Waco

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