As election day nears, Nolanville City Council candidates aren’t feeling the crunch that other office-seekers across the country are experiencing. Instead, they’ve adopted a laid-back “wait and see” attitude about the impending election results.
Denise Hungerford and Christina Rosenthal are vying for the mayor’s seat, a two-year term that was previously filled by Charlie L. Stewart.
Duane G. Hampton, Robert Meeks Jr. and Randy Sammons are running in the special election for the year remaining on the Seat 4 council term. Seats 1 and 2 each have one candidate running unopposed for the two-year terms — Dennis Biggs in Seat 1 and Sherese Karlsson in seat 2.
On Wednesday, Hungerford and Rosenthal were hesitant to make a prediction of their race’s outcome. Rosenthal said she has talked to a lot of people in the Nolanville community but none revealed their voting preferences to her.
“I am not the kind of person that asks people to vote for me, nor do I ask them not to vote for Denise. She is a wonderful woman. I tell them to vote for who they feel is best for the job.”
Hungerford said she would have liked to see more campaign signs on display in Nolanville and urged people to cast their votes in the election.
“I’m kind of disappointed that there’s not more signs out, but to each his own. I hope that everyone out there realizes that their vote does matter, and even one vote can make a difference in the outcome.”
Hampton, who was appointed to Seat 4 in November 2011 after Miguel A. Aviles resigned from the position, was feeling positive Tuesday about the outcome of his race.
“I have had several people tell me they are going to vote for me and I have others telling me that they are telling others to vote for me, so I feel confident about the election,” he said.
Hampton’s opponents could not be reached for comment.
None of the candidates have big plans for election night. Hungerford and Biggs said they will head to the J.W. Sims Community Center after the polls close to wait for the local results, while Hampton will be at a Bible class at his church.
Rosenthal said she will be home Tuesday night spending time with her family.