The town of Westlake will have competition for council spots during the May 4 election.

Three candidates have filed for two positions on council—which also doubles as a member on the board of trustees for Westlake Academy.

They are David Quint, Loi Lin and Tammy Reeves.

During the 2023 election cycle, all three council candidates ran unopposed, according to the city website.

Quint, an incumbent and mayor pro tem, did not respond to the questionnaire before press time. Kim Greaves was another council member whose term was up, and he is running for mayor.

Candidates were asked to answer the questions provided in 50 words or less and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

Tammy Reeves

Experience: Westlake Planning and Zoning Commission, Westlake Academy House of Commons board of directors

Occupation: Research consultant

Why are you running for office?

As a Westlake resident and Westlake Academy parent, I have witnessed the challenges we face due to increased growth and development in our community. As a member of council, I would strive to represent the residents by preserving the character of our town as we grow into the future.

What are the biggest challenges facing the city?

The stalled Entrada development; Balancing new residential developments and their impact on Westlake Academy; Hiring a new head of school who will successfully lead Westlake Academy into the future; Future expansion plans for Westlake Academy; Attracting meaningful development to the town.

How do you plan to address these issues?

I will work to ensure a successful transition for the new head of school. I will ensure that all proposed development plans are in the best interest of the town. I propose that we create a detailed development plan for the academy to properly plan for building expansion and growth.

What would your top priorities be if you are elected?

As Westlake continues to grow, we need to encourage thoughtful development that preserves the character of our town. My focus will be to encourage progress on the Entrada development and carefully manage future developments in Westlake. My goal is to foster and preserve the sense of community in Westlake.

Loi Lin

Experience: Lawyer with more than 15 years experience: specialty in probate, family, contracts; certificated mediator

Occupation: Lawyer/property manager/toxicologist; most importantly—Westlake mom

Contact Information: 817-422-9408

Why are you running for office?

As a Westlake mom, I have seen firsthand the pitfalls of Westlake Academy and instead of complaining all the time, I want to be a part of the solution by running for counsel. I want to improve the school for the kids and the town for all of us.

What are the biggest challenges facing the city?

Westlake Academy needs to have better policies and procedures as well as better leadership to make our school one of the best in the nation. As a town, we face lots of debts and need to manage better so that we facilitate positive growth without getting into more debts.

How do you plan to address these issues?

I plan to make informed decisions by using my law, property management and mediation background so that when counsel votes, each member would be making an informed decision after a thorough discussion and listening to each other’s perspectives. I plan to vote with my brain and heart.

What would your top priorities be if you are elected?

I want to implement better policies and management of the school, promote positive upward growth by attracting more investments in our town, nurture a better sense of community amongst our Westlake residents so that Westlake would be a town that all of us are proud of and want to live in.