Youngest candidate applies for city council seat

Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 08:42:40-04

Since Carolyn Vaughn left her District 1 City Council member seat, there have been five applicants that hope to carry out the rest of her term.

One of those candidates, is 18 year-old Gilbert Trevino, senior at Miller H.S.

An advocate for community and public service, he feels helping people is his calling.

A student leader within his school, being a part of numerous clubs and organizations like holding the presidency for Student Council, Senior Council and was even appointed by a former City Council to the Corpus Christi Commission of Children and Youth.

Trevino understands the problems and issues that not only District 1 faces but the entire city of Corpus Christi. District 1 spans from North Beach to Calallen.

Although Trevino is the youngest candidate to apply for a City Council member seat, he says that age is just a number.

“I think my age should have nothing to do with my appointment. My appointment should be based solely off of my accolades, and off of my accomplishments and things that I’ve done and things that I’m a part of,” says Trevino.

Trevino is just one of five candidates hoping to obtain the vacant seat.

Julian Firo, also former student of Miller High School, Carrie Robertson Meyer, advocate for the North Beach Development plan, she also previously ran for this seat and ultimately lost to Vaughn in 2014. Everett Roy and Edward Darrell Wells II.

Starting April 13, City Council will review all individual applicants and by April 17, they will have decided who they would like to interview. On April 24 is when that public interview will take place in front of City Council.

The appointed candidate will cover the remaining term of Carolyn Vaughn’s unexpired term, which will last until November of 2018.