Mesquite candidates answer questions on COVID-19, pre-election taxes


Early voting begins on Monday October 18 and ends on Friday October 29 during the municipal and municipal elections of Mesquite. Before voting, The morning news from Dallas posted a series of question-and-answer stories with candidates that focus on housing, diversity, COVID-19 and the tax election.

Each candidate for Mesquite city council and mayor received an invitation to answer questions. Below you will find more information on each of the races as well as links to the candidates’ answers.


Ron Ward and Daniel Aleman, current District 6 council member, are running for mayor, after Mayor Bruce Archer announced in June he would not be running. The mayor’s questions and answers are available online.

City Council, District 1

Sherry Wisdom, a current board member, said on June 25 that she would not be running. Joe Hicks, Jeff Casper and David Jackson Burris are running for the District 1 seat. District 1 Q&A is available online.

City Council, Borough 2

Incumbent Kenny Green will face challenger Dorothy Patterson in November. District 2 Q&A is available online.

City Council, Borough 3

Current city councilor and mayor Pro Tem Robert Miklos announced in May that he would not stand for re-election. Jennifer Vidler, Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ross and Ross Grimsley will compete for the free seat. District 3 Q&A is available online.

City council, district 4

Incumbent Tandy Boroughs is seeking re-election against challenger Andrew Hubacek. District 4 Q&A is available online.

City council, district 5

The incumbent BW Smith will face the challenger Tom Palmer. District 5 Q&A is available online.

City Council, Borough 6

Debbie Anderson and Brandon Murden will fight for the seat left by Aleman, candidate for mayor. District 6 Q&A is available online.

Elizabeth Osborn, a medical assistant at WellHealth, swabs Josiah Soto's mouth for COVID-19 at Sharing Life Community Outreach, a non-profit organization that provides food and other resources, in Mesquite.  The association has partnered with GoGetTested to offer free testing.

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