ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Incumbent councilman Kyle McAlister has been re-elected to serve his fourth term in Abilene.

During General Elections May 7, McAlister beat opponent James Sargent by a vote of 61% to 39%, securing his seat for Abilene City Council Place 5.

This will be McAlister’s fourth term on council, where he has been a big advocate for growing businesses, protecting city finances, and addressing infrastructure issues.

McAlister says he is keeping the following goals in mind this term:

  • Be proactive in addressing future needs like water, street maintenance, and basic services
  • Budget conservatively and spend conservatively
  • Continue to create a strong business climate that will entice new business to Abilene, while encouraging existing businesses to grow
  • Keep our citizens safe with strong police and fire protection

McAlister has a degree in Radio and Broadcasting from Abilene Christian University and likes to officiate soccer in his free time.

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