HOISINGTON — Running unopposed for the Hoisington City Council are Clayton Williamson, Gerald Donovan, Christine Smith, Dean Andereck and Mike Alyward. The election will be held April 5. All are seeking re-election
Each candidate was asked two questions:
• What goals do you have for the Hoisington City Council?
• What skills do you bring to the council?
Mayor Clayton Williamson
1. Williamson has been on the city council for 12 years.
2. He would like the city to keep improving with new businesses. He also wants to continue upgrading the infrastructure.
1. "I’ve lived here 44 years and know a lot of people," said Smith. "I have good communication with most people." She meets a lot of people through her job and church. In addition, she has always had an interest in what goes on in the city, and had attended council meetings before she became a member of the council.
2. She would like to find new businesses for Duckwall’s and Cheyenne Hardware. In addition, she would like to deal with blighted properties, as well as be a good council member.
1. Andereck just finished his first term on the council. He is a former school administrator in Hoisington and experienced the Hoisington tornado.
2. He would like to see the city government made as efficient as possible. The city has already making progress in this with the reduction of employees. He would like to see Hoisington improved as a place for people to live.
1. Donovan has long-time experience in being in Hoisington. He has the ability to listen and to make sound decisions.
2. He would like the light bill to come down. He would also like to see new businesses come to town.
Calls to Alyward from the Tribune were not returned.