OCTOBER 15, 2013- The race for 2nd District County Council seat is heating up as a Republican, Democrat and write in Democratic Candidate square off...
Republican Ned Smith, Democrat Andre Horton and write in Democrat candidate Lisa Austin are vying for the 2nd District seat.
The seat was freed up after thirty plus year long 2nd District representative Joe Giles was defeated in the Primary Election by Andre Horton.
Each candidate is hoping to bring change.
Smith is an educational technology coordinator who served on the school board.
Austin is an artist and professor at Edinboro University.
Horton is a community activists and laborer, who says if elected he would become the first African American to serve in Erie County government in 200 years.
Smith says his primary goal is to bring more jobs to the area and keep younger generations here.
Austin wants to give more opportunities to residents and get them more involved in the community.
Horton wants to provide better educational opportunities and employment to the young and old.
Election Day in November 5th.
Candidates tell us they will continue to canvas neighborhoods and knock on doors.
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