Meet The Candidates for Ward 1
By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Only one seat on the Dalhart City Council is contested this year, and that is in Ward 1. Incumbent Lola Barrow and challenger Johnnie Ray Bates are vying for it. Both are longtime Dalhart residents. Here is some information on each candidate to help the voter make an informed decision.
Mr. Bates has lived in and around Dalhart since 1962, but just recently moved to a home in Ward 1. Since that time, he has become aware of some of the issues that he feels need to be addressed for the safety and prosperity of its residents. If elected, Mr. Bates will attempt to generate discussion and hopefully resolution to these situations.
Ms. Barrow has served as Ward 1 City Councilwoman for a total of 12 years. She served eight years, from 1997 to 2005, and four years, from 2009 to 2013.
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