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Ward 4 council seat is on Tuesday's ballot in Edmond

All registered voters in the city limits of Edmond are eligible to vote in the Ward 4 race Tuesday. Councilman Nick Massey is running against Shilpa Abbitt for the council seat.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: March 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm •  Published: March 28, 2013
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Abbitt said she wants to bring the people together in the community and give them a voice, by being inclusive, listening and asking the tough questions. She wants the citizens to have a say in how tax dollars are spent and wants all small-business owners to have an equitable footing in Edmond.

“I believe good government starts at the local level, and that is why I am running for city council,” Abbitt said.

The public safety center half-cent tax, Abbitt said, should be stopped once enough money is collected to pay for the building.

Voters approved the tax for five years to pay for the downtown public safety center building and a second building for the crime lab and storage for evidence and vehicles. Voters said any remaining money would go to capital improvement projects.

“I don't think any of the citizens would mind if we stopped early,” Abbitt said. “We should give people a choice.”

Massey is a supporter of the public safety center, the new home of police headquarters, 911 communications and emergency operations. He served as a public safety center promotion committee member.

“A lot of things are happening,” Massey said. “Edmond is a great city on the verge of becoming even greater.

“I promise to work hard to serve the citizens of Edmond and help ensure Edmond's future as the community everyone wants to be part of.”

About the election

Registered voters living in the city limits of Edmond can vote in the Ward 4 and mayoral races on Tuesday.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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