District 3 city council candidates hope to serve city
JACKSON, Tenn. — Three of the nine city council districts are contested in the upcoming municipal election. One of those is District 3, where incumbent Ernest Brooks is hoping to retain his seat in the race against challenger Robert Curlin. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News talked to the candidates Thursday. Curlin criticized Brooks’ attendance at city council meetings. “And while councilman Brooks has done a lot of good things for the city, his attendance record is lacking,” Curlin said. “He’s missed almost 30 percent of the meetings over the last year.” Brooks said his service on boards and committees would account for the absences. “I’ve heard that accusation, and I serve on several state and national boards and committees, and from time to time these meetings have taken me out of the city,” Brooks said. Friday, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News talks with District 9 candidates David Cisco and Jerry Truelove.