Three candidates compete for Ward 4 council seat in Norman

Candidates Zac Abbott, Rhett Michael Jones and Greg Jungman are vying for the Ward 4 Norman City Council seat being vacated by Carol Dillingham. The election will be Tuesday.
BY JANE GLENN CANNON jcannon@opubco.com Published: March 28, 2012
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— Zac Abbott, Rhett Michael Jones and Greg Jungman are vying for the Ward 4 city council seat being vacated by Carol Dillingham.

The election will be Tuesday, with absentee voting open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Monday at the Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E Robinson St.

Abbott, 33, says quality-of-life issues, improving infrastructure and finding long-term water solutions for Norman are among his priorities.

“I'm for responsible and smart growth that considers the effects of development on neighborhoods and residents,” he said.

Abbott said he believes in supporting small businesses and preserving the integrity of neighborhoods.

“When situations arise that have the neighborhoods in direct conflict with the business community, we must find balanced solutions that produce good results and quality growth,” he said.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Abbott works for the Chickasaw Nation. He and his wife, Casidy, live in the Miller Historic District.

Jones, 36, is an accountant who lives and works in downtown Norman. If elected, he said, he would work to preserve the quality and character of downtown and push for more parking.

“I like seeing the economic development that is going on downtown, but right now there are parking problems for the businesses as well as the residents who live there,” he said.



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