Incumbent Chad Huckaby has announced that he will seek a second term on the Nacogdoches City Council as representative of the Southwest Ward. Huckaby, who was first elected to the Council in May, 2022, has filed for re-election in the upcoming May 4 city elections. Huckaby believes there is a lot to like about where the city is heading but that there is also much work ahead.
“My desire to continue to serve our city is based on what has been done and on what still needs to be accomplished,” he said. “The overwhelming approval by residents of the recent bond proposals, the continuing development of I-69 and the merging of SFA into The University of Texas system have our community poised for a bright future. Each of those opportunities, however, presents its own challenges and I want to be a part of meeting those challenges.”
During his brief time on the council, Huckaby has been elected by members to serve as Vice Mayor Pro Tempore, named to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments board of directors and selected by the Daily Sentinel as one of the Shining Stars of Nacogdoches. Born and raised in Nacogdoches, he is a member of the faculty at Angelina College, is a former Mr. SFA and previously served his alma mater as student member of the SFA Board of Regents. Huckaby is a member of the NISD Citizens Bond Review Committee and has served for the past 14 years as minister of music for the Martinsville Baptist Church.
“I was inspired to seek election to the city council two years ago because I have a great love for this community and the people who live here and wanted each of them to have a voice, a place at the table,” Huckaby said. “That desire has only grown stronger over the last two years and I’m asking for the opportunity to continue to be that voice.”
During the time leading up to the November election to decide the proposed city bonds, Huckaby personally took a public position supporting the passing of the bonds. “I believe our residents and certainly those in the Southwest Ward expect us as leaders to face up to our challenges as a city and deal with them, rather than postponing them and hoping they will go away,” he said. “That is the kind of council member I have tried to be and will continue to be.”
Huckaby earned both a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree from SFA and his PhD from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Candra, have one son.
City Elections are scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at the County Courthouse Annex. Early voting is April 22 – 30, also at the Courthouse Annex.