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Second Candidate Comes Forward in Lubbock Mayor Race

City Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Martin is running for Mayor, and his vision is to make Lubbock the Capitol of West Texas, by becoming the center of commerce, education, and the quality of life.

The announcement came at 10:00 Wednesday morning, "First of all, let me say I'm happy to announce my candidacy for the office of Mayor for the City of Lubbock." Tom Martin has served the public most of his life. He is a retired peace officer, a City Councilman for District five, and Mayor Pro-Tem.

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Supporter Judge JQ Warnick says, "Tom is an old friend and proves he is a man of integrity and excellent public servant." Tom's wife Karen concurs. "This is what he wanted to do, I wasn't surprised, I think he'll do great as mayor."

Martin touted his work with the current city council.saying they rolled back the tax rate to offset appraisals, they made city government business friendly, and they made a 100 year plan for water.

He then told the crowd of 150 supporters what his plan will be as Mayor. First, he'll continue on Marc McDougal's 100 year water plan, they'll also continue to increase public safety. The council will stick with the decision to roll back taxes, and they'll continue to freeze property taxes for 65 and over and the disabled. But two new announcements came as well. Martin says he wants to build a branch college campus in Northeast Lubbock and he'd also like to build a monorail around Tech campus.

Martin says the next 11 months will be a long grass roots effort that he is looking forward to begin.

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David Miller made it official at Lubbock's American Wind and Power Center on Tuesday.
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