Sunday, May 26, 2024

Estes keeps city council seat

No turnover in May 4 election


AZLE — Despite a chance to shake up city council, Azle residents resolved to leave things just as they are in the most recent election. Three seats on the Azle City Council were up for grabs on May 4, but ultimately only one was contested. Derrick Nelson and Rouel Rothenberger of Place 1 and Place 5 ran uncontested and won their races with 100% of the vote. The incumbent for Place 2, Amy Estes, was challenged by newcomer and law enforcement officer Jake Falcon. In Tarrant County, Estes received 259 total votes (82.75%) while Falcon garnered 54 votes (17.25%). Residents of the Parker County side of Azle voted for Estes 37 to Falcon’s 4 or 90.24% to 9.76%.

Estes responded to a request for comment by the Tri-County Reporter.

“I am deeply grateful for the overwhelming support extended to me by our community in securing my re-election for city council Place 2,” Estes said. “It is with a great sense of honor and humility that I accept this renewed opportunity to serve. My unwavering commitment remains steadfastly focused on advancing the betterment of the City of Azle and the well-being of its citizens. I am excited to continue in my efforts, particularly in the realization of our Comprehensive Master Plan. This blueprint for our community's future will facilitate strategic, long-term planning essential for our sustained growth and prosperity.”

Falcon responded to a similar request saying, “there's work to be done before next year.”