The lone seat on the Bryan City Council being contested is for Single Member District 3.
The incumbent, Jason Bienski, is also Bryan's mayor pro tem. He says he wants to continue the city's improvements to aging neighborhoods and growth that is underway. Continued image improvement is also a must, he says.
"I would like to thank the voters, particularly in Single Member District 3 for electing me to a three-year term as their city council member," Bienski said. "I've had the opportunity to serve the last three years, served as Mayor Pro Tem this past year. I've had would think that we've made a lot of positive strides in the growth and development in the City of Bryan. I want to continue that effort over the next three years and make Bryan the best place it can possibly be, Good Life, Texas Style."
His opponent is political newcomer Kevin Davenport, who says he wants to work to continue the city's growth, especially on the east side. Davenport also wants to work with the police department to address crime, as well as infrastructure issues.
"I would like to be a candidate who would be of the people, for the people, try to do what I can to serve the City of Bryan and my district," Davenport said. "I believe anyone who's willing to step up and try to do the best thing for their community, that speaks a lot, and I would like to be a candidate who is open to listen for any reason, any time for anything."
Election Day is May 10, though early voting is underway.
Click on the videos with this story to hear the candidates expand on their backgrounds and the issues that mean the most to them.