City Council District 3 Race Part 2 - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

City Council District 3 Race Part 2

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ALEXANDRIA, La. – News Channel Five's Nolan Crane interviewed two more candidates for Alexandria's City Council, District Three race.

Jerry Jones and Gwendolyn Foster are two candidates that are running for Alexandria city council in district three. We asked them the same questions as the candidates we interviewed on Wednesday to find out why they should get your vote.

"I'm running because I was asked by the federation of democratic voters if I would consider running and I thought it was a good thing. My experience, my background, readied me for it," says Gwendolyn Foster.

"I've always loved helping people. I've always loved doing public policy, public service. My major is political science, that's my background. Small business development, helping the community to try to grow and prosper," says Jerry Jones.

Foster and Jones say if they are elected there is one issue that they want to focus on to help the residents of Alexandria.

"Economic development. I would really like to participate in finding an industry that would be interested in coming to our community," says Gwendolyn Foster.

"The stockyard site and I know you heard me briefly mention that many of my opponents were against that, but it's for housing development to be able to provide people with affordable living and to actually be comfortable in a safe home environment," says Jerry Jones.

Although both candidates majored in political science, Foster and Jones say their job experiences make them the right person for the job.

"I've worked in government pretty much all my life, local and state. So I think I bring a wealth of experience and background that can help the community and the city of Alexandria," says Gwendolyn Foster.

"What separates me the most is that I didn't really come with any agenda. I took a 20-thousand dollar pay cut in order to come here and that's because I'm committed to the community that I was raised in. I'm a product of district three," says Jerry Jones.

If you missed Wednesday's coverage of Alice "Red" Hammond and Jules Green you can find that story under our "Election" page. Nolan called and left several messages to a fifth candidate, Houston Rax, but he never returned Nolan's calls.


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