Oct. 8 2013

The field is now set in the race for three open seats on the Burlington City Council.

Marcques Derby says he is running for the three open seats on the Burlington City Council to bring a new perspective to the panel.


Former Alderman Mike Campbell says he wants to return to the Burlington City Council to make sure solid decisions are being made that would benefit the entire city.

Alderman Robert Fleming wants to remain on the Burlington City Council so he can be part of the solution to the city’s serious financial troubles.

Burlington City Council candidate Tyler Huggins says the state of the city’s finances prompted him to enter the race.

He is one of 11 candidates for three open seats on the panel.

Huggins says he is running to get a lot done, starting with changing the way the city budget is put together.

He says instead of the traditional line-item budget format, he prefers an outcome-based plan.

"As it is titled, it is outcome-based," says Huggins.  "You find out what the citizens want done and you allocate the money to those outcomes."

Former Burlington Mayor Tim Scott says he brings experience and a common-sense approach to the race for three open city council seats.

Burlington Mayor Jim Davidson has served on the city council for six years.  The panel chooses one of its own as mayor every two years.

Davidson says he wants another four-year term in office so he can continue working to get Burlington's finances in order.

One of the candidates for three Burlington City Council seats says it’s time to stop what he describes as out-of-control spending.

Alderman Christopher Reed says he ran for a seat on the Burlington City Council, four years ago, to serve the community.