Incumbent James Singleton returns to Jersey Village City Council

After winning the May 7 election with a total of 488 votes, James Singleton returned to his position on the Jersey Village City Council.

Incumbent James Singleton showed up for Jersey Village City Council Place 4 against Jim Fields, beating his opponent with 52% of the vote. Singleton spent five years on the board, known for advocating for village center development and flood prevention.

“I am grateful that citizens have decided to trust me again,” Singleton said. “I am grateful for the help of my wife, close friends and everyone who has supported me during this election cycle. I look forward to working with city staff, fellow council members and residents to make Jersey Village the best place to live.

Singleton said he looks forward to being transparent with the community in this next term, working towards better flood prevention and improving the retention of local emergency service volunteers.

“My top priorities include the continued development of our city, which means selling the 43 acres of land on the south side of 290,” he said. “Additionally, we have seen a dramatic drop in the rate of volunteers in our fire department due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we need to focus on hiring firefighters to provide adequate protection to our residents.”

Singleton commends Jersey Village residents who support local businesses and small businesses. He also encourages them to volunteer with the fire department, as well as serve as volunteer EMS providers.

“Residents can always visit the fire department and inquire about volunteer opportunities,” he said. “We would like to see an increase in community service by qualified EMS providers. Fortunately, our residents are already strong supporters of local small businesses, and with their continued support, we can maintain the healthy city we have today. »

With many of the flood prevention projects he’s been involved in set to be completed this year, Singleton said he’s looking forward to focusing on Jersey Village’s long-term stability.

“I pray that God grants us the wisdom to make the right choices now to make the city financially stable and economically prosperous in the long run,” Singleton said. “I hope my small contribution to the city will have a positive impact for many years to come, as my family plans to live (and retire) here.”

The places 1 and 5 of the members of the council, also in the ballot of May 7, were not disputed. Incumbents Drew Wasson, Place 1, and Jennifer McCrea, Place 5, will retain their current positions.

Election results are not official until viewed.

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