Opponent steps up to challenge Lana Wolff
UT Arlington student Christopher McCain, 22, filed Monday morning to run against District 5 councilwoman Lana Wolff, who is seeking her sixth term on the council.
Three days remain to file for a place on the ballot for the City Council race. Compared to last year’s crop, few non-incumbent candidates have filed. Wolff is the second incumbent to face a challenger this season.
A petroleum supply specialist with the U.S. Army, McCain believes Wolff has accomplished some good things for her district, but that it’s time to “get some new minds in office.”
McCain is attending UTA to receive his master’s degree in criminal justice. Eventually, he wants to major in political science too.
Keeping taxes low and addressing crime tops McCain’s list of priorities if he were to be elected.
“We live in a city that’s very diverse. We want to keep crime as low as possible,” said McCain. “I want to create more youth outreach for our young folks and make sure there are a great number of jobs for students.”
McCain also said he wants to see Arlington attract more major companies similar to General Motors, Walmart, and Lockheed Martin.
“I would attract these companies by keeping taxes low and offering opportunities for young people to do internships,” said McCain. “I would also create some tax benefits for the corporations that want to come here and are going to hire Arlington families.”
This is McCain’s second attempt at unseating Wolff. He ran in 2011 and received 3.6 percent of the vote.
The last day for candidates to file for a ballot position is March 1.