On Thursday Jim Gilbreath announced his intention to run for council District Six. Gilbreath is a life-long Lubbock resident, a graduate of Monterey High School and Texas Tech University. He says he believes it's his civic duty to give back to a community that's given him so much. Gilbreath is active in the community and currently he's the Campaign Chairman of Lubbock's United Way, and on the Reese Redevelopment board.
If elected he would succeed Ty Cooke, who resigned on January 31st after holding the office for ten years.
Also in the city council meeting the announcement came for the special election to replace the resigning Cooke. The election is scheduled to be held on May 3rd.