TYLER, Texas (KETK) — In the race for Tyler City Council District 5, incumbent Bob Westbrook received 278 votes to beat Kenith Freeman, who had 69 votes.
Westbrook was elected to the seat in 2019. He is a former businesses owner who has been active in local and state restaurant associations.
His community service has includes tenures on Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Innovation Pipeline Strategic Planning Committee and Mayor’s Mentorship Assistance Program.
Both have said they want to see more infrastructure improvements in the district that covers a large part of the city east of Paluxy Drive, including a section of Grande Boulevard that extends to Texas Highway 110.
Freeman is a Tyler native and retired city of Tyler employee. He said that as a former city employee, he has the knowledge to improve the city’s infrastructure.