Focusing On Tyler
21 Plan In City Council Race
...Tyler City Council member Charles Alworth says formulating the Tyler 21 plan was just the beginning, and now he wants to help put the plan into practice. Alworth
is seeking re-election to the District 6 seat he's
held for four years.He
faces challenger Larry Meckley in the May 10 municipal election.Early voting begins Monday and lasts through May 6.
"I want to see us move forward with Tyler
said in a recent meeting with the Tyler
Paper's editorial board.
"The key issue people said they wanted in Tyler
21 was public safety," Alworth
"I'm certainly not going to go around voting for tax increases to fund Tyler
"I'm happy with the smoking ordinance," Alworth
"They made the argument it's a health and safety issue," Alworth
said."And I believe government can and should regulate health and safety issues."
The city should continue to encourage development, he
"I don't want a dying town," he
said."At the same time, I want to see our developers and residents get along, so we don't have developers walking all over our residents." Alworth holds degrees in electrical engineering and is a licensed engineer.He's also a patent attorney with a national and international practice.He serves on the boards of the Smith County Bar Association and the East Texas Symphony Association. He
is married, and he
wife have two children and three grandchildren.