Martinez elected to Lubbock Council District 1

Published: May. 7, 2022 at 7:39 PM CDT|Updated: May. 7, 2022 at 10:33 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Christy Martinez is the next representative for Lubbock City Council District 1, which covers the northern portion of the city.

Martinez garnered 66 percent of the vote, defeating Pat Kelly.

Martinez 66% - 960 votes

Kelly 34% - 501 votes

Juad Chadis is the current representative on council. He did not seek re-election.

Martinez says her neighborhoods will now have “a loud advocate.”

“It’s time for balance in this community, and I believe some of our districts have been neglected. We need to make sure that if we’re growing in one part, we need to grow all over the area. It’s important for our community. It sets the tone and the image of our city...”

With Martinez and Dr. Jennifer Wilson winning Saturday, the next council will be a first for Lubbock. A majority of members will be women. Shelia Patterson Harris represents District 2, Latrelle Joy represents District 6.

The first time two women served on council at one time was in 2004, with council members Linda De Leon and Phyllis Jones.

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