Election Q&A: Meet Georgetown City Council District 6 candidates
Candidates Rachael Jonrowe and Michael Walton speak on how they plan to help the city recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Community Impact staff)
Occupation: business owner
Experience: have served as the respresentative for this district for the last 9 years
RJ: First and foremost, I will ask my fellow voters to vote for candidates at the state and federal level who will allocate the appropriate and necessary resources to support everyone feeling the devastating effects of COVID-19. We are at a historic crossroads. A recovery will take more than a "bootstrapping" mentality. It requires all of us working together, at every level of government, across every sector, within every school and neighborhood, to mourn what we've lost and rebuild a better future.
Occupation: manager at IBM
Experience: My involvement with the Georgetown and District 6 as a neighbor and volunteer along with my education and work experience has prepared me for a place on council.
MW: The biggest impact of the pandemic is financial: loss of jobs, business closings and residents having difficulty paying their bills. I will support programs that can help minimize these financial burdens and support our local businesses. We don’t know what the future will bring, but if data shows we are at the point where we can ease restrictions, then I’ll support that. If the situation worsens, then I [will] support keeping existing directives in place.