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Bryan Council Candidates Battle for Last-Minute Voters

BRYAN, Texas As the Bryan City Council District 2 runoff election draws near, both candidates spent Monday pounding the pavement, doing their best to rally some last-minute support.

Both candidates, Perry Stephney and Rafael Pena, said they'd like to begin with a focus on infrastructure.

"Sidewalks. That's very important because a lot of kids I know walk to HEB to go grocery shopping, or they walk to school, and there's no sidewalks to walk on. It's dangerous," said Pena.

"The kids from here that go to Rudder High have to walk on the side of the street. And when traffic comes, and trucks, they have to get into the ditch," said Stephney.

Pena, 22, said his youth is an advantage.

"I think it's time to pass the torch to the younger guys," said Pena.

Pena said he plans to come out fighting, even if it means a few bumps and bruises along the way.

"I'm going to pick myself up. I'm going to dust myself off and I'm going to try harder," said Pena.

Stephney, a recently retired career military man, said his years of service taught him to be a leader.

"The reasoning that I have, the judgement that I would use, being capable of making decisions and being decisive," said Stephney.

Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bryan Municipal Building at 300 South Texas Avenue. For more information, click the link attached to this story.

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