Current West U. City Council member Chuck Guffey says he is running for a second two-year term because he enjoyed his first term, even through the stressful times.
“Mostly to serve the city and do my little part,” said Guffey of his decision to run again. Guffey says he enjoyed working with the current council and “it looks like it is going to be a good bunch of people this next time too.”
Guffey has lived in West U. for almost all of the past 35 years, other than a short period at two Texas Universities. He is retired from a consulting engineering firm in Houston and operates a natural gas consulting engineering business. He has served on council for the past two years and served previously on the Parks Committee and the City Charter Revision Committee.
Guffey is a strong supporter of the $13.8 million bond election, calling it the best thing to ever happen to the city.
“Even the people who don’t use the facilities are going to benefit,” said Guffey. “The properties in the city are really high quality and we really need high quality facilities in the city in all aspects.”
Guffey says there are two priorities for the next term – finishing the recreational facilities within budget and solving issues with the police station.
“I really don’t know what the situation is,” said Guffey. “…I haven’t worked the problem yet.”
Guffey says those are the only two major issues at the moment. “There will be something that will pop up, I will guarantee that,” he said.