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2020 RUNOFF ELECTIONS: CC City Council Dist. 4

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 15:23:00-05

And then there were two.

The Corpus Christi City Council Dist. 4 race was pared down from four candidates -- Dan Grimsbo, Greg Smith, Kaylynn Paxson and Jim Klein -- last month. Incumbent Smith earned 32.04 percent of the vote, while newcomer Kaylynn Paxson finished with a close 31.72 percent -- a difference of only 71 votes.

KRIS 6 News reached out to both candidates before the general election to find out a little more about how they plan to improve the city. KRIS 6 News has contacted the Paxson campaign in the weeks leading up to the runoff election, but still has not received a questionnaire.

KAYLYNN PAXSON

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What is your age?

(no answer received yet)

What is your current or past occupation?

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What relevant experience can you bring to the office?

(no answer received yet)

How have your life experiences prepared you for this position?

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What problems would you address on your first day in office?

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What do you see as long-term issues which need to be addressed throughout your time in office?

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What is the City of Corpus Christi doing well right now that needs to be expanded further?

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GREG SMITH (INCUMBENT)

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What is your age?

68

What is your current or past occupation?

Small business owner

What relevant experience can you bring to the office?

Four years as a council member, as a small business owner in the tourism industry with substantial infrastructure, executive for H-E-B and TxDOT highway supplier.

How have your life experiences prepared you for this position?

Serving on numerous boards and committees; both public and private. A student of South Texas history -- that is a guide to the past and pertains to the future; experienced several economics cycles and been through four hurricanes; advocating for public policy, including windstorm reform in Austin.

What problems would you address on your first day in office?

Water supply and short-term rentals.

What do you see as long-term issues which need to be addressed throughout your time in office?

Economic Development, improving public safety, improving air service and maintaining quality of life.

What is the City of Corpus Christi doing well right now that needs to be expanded further?

Residential street reconstruction