Thursday, April 15

Carrollton’s Candidate Forum For City Council

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Our local elected officials can have a tremendous effect on our ways of lives by determining in varies degrees of decisions, whether our local economies can grow or shrink, a more or less environmental responsible city, improving parks or roads and important social issues such as supporting diversity or simply ignore it.

Five out of six Carrollton’s city council candidates spent Tuesday evening talking and answering questions with an estimate room of 30 constituents at the City Council Candidates Forum.  Attendees were a diverse group with a growing numbers from the Asian American and Pacific Islanders, very concerns about improving the visibility of Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses and communities in the city of Carrollton, TX.

The forum, organized by the DFW Asian American Citizen Council and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, held the meeting at the Semihan Church auditorium, and candidates for city council seats had three minutes to tell those attending who they are, why they are qualified and what they thought about how the city is run.


The candidate races for Place 1 are James Lawrence and Trent Teague, and Place 5 are Young Sung and Glen Blanscet, while John Sutter for Place 7 and Doug Sean Hrbacek (Place 3, not available for forum).  James Lawrence (Place 1) is a sales manager at Lanyon, Inc. and likes to maintain a low crime city and bring more retails and restaurants into the city of Carrollton, while Trent Teague (Place 1) works for a local telecommunications company and emphasis on improve public safety and maintaining the police force in Carrollton.  Young Sung (Place 5) is the only Asian American candidate for Carrollton’s city council position and he came from a professional background of realtor. Sung has a growing support from the local voters, especially from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities within the city.  He support for a stronger economy and fiscal responsibility (smart spending) for the city of Carrollton.  Glen Blanscet (Place 5) came from a law and community services background, currently supporting more restaurants and revitalizing retail shopping center in Carrollton.  The Place 7 is John Sutter, background of insurance industry and currently working for CoVerica.  Sutter is interest in focusing on the transit-oriented development in Carrollton and continues improving the city infrastructure.

Early Voting Information

Early Voting by personal appearance will be conducted at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs) and at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Carrollton residents who live in Denton County can Early Vote at Hebron & Josey Library, and residents who live in Dallas County can Early Vote at Josey Ranch Lake Library.  The dates and times of Early Voting is as follows:

April 27 – May 1 (Monday – Friday)            8am – 5pm

May 2 (Saturday)            8am — 5pm

May 3 (Sunday)               1pm — 6pm

May 4 – May 5 (Monday – Tuesday)         7am – 7pm

On Election Day, Saturday, May 9, 2015, City of Carrollton residents must vote at the location assigned to their precinct.  The polling places listed below will be open from 7am to 7pm on May 9, 2015.  Denton County residents can also use their address to look up their precinct here.

Josey Ranch Lake Library:  1700 Keller Springs Road               All Dallas County Precincts (Precincts 2400, 2401, 2402, 2403, 2404, 2405, 2406, 2407, 2408, 2409, 2410, 2411)

Hebron & Josey Library:  4220 N. Josey Lane          Denton County Precincts 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Rosemeade Recreation Center:  1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway      Denton County Precincts 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2033

To view a map of Carrollton’s polling locations and precincts, click here.

To view a map of Carrollton’s Election Day voting precincts, click image below.


To view a map of Carrollton’s Denton County Election Day voting precincts, click image below.


Check out the Mobile Election Map Viewer for more information.

Who do you feel is the best candidate for the next city council seat in Carrollton, TX? Comment below…