Politics
9:44 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Bill Luebbert, Carlos Graham compete for Jefferson City's 4th ward seat

Incumbent Bill Luebbert and City Council Administrator Carlos Graham are running for office in Jefferson City’s 4th Ward in the upcoming April 2 election.

Luebbert is up for re-election. He says his main priorities are public safety, commercial development and infrastructure. As a member of the public works committee, the incumbent said he has also utilized his experience in civil service, business and engineering.

Luebbert’s opponent, Carlos Graham, has been a resident of Jefferson City 4th Ward for 16 years. Graham emphasizes being transparent, being upfront, and meeting with constituents are important aspects of local government.

“We just need to have members on the city council that are going to be focused, and will set aside their own agendas for the good of the city, and certainly that’s something I’ll most definitely do,” Graham said.

Luebbert urges all Jefferson City residents to vote on April 2. Last election he says only 250 people voted in a ward of about 3,000 constituents. He says it’s important for everyone take advantage of their privilege to elect government officials especially at the local level.