Q&A with candidates running for Place 6 on Round Rock City Council

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Incumbent Hilda Montgomery and Selicia Sanchez-Adame are running for Place 6 on Round Rock City Council. Community Impact Newspaper asked the candidates about their priorities and experience.

Place 2 on Round Rock City Council is also up for election. Election Day is May 4. Early voting is April 22-30.

Hilda Montgomery

Occupation: project manager, Dell
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Experience: B.A. psychology, North Central College; 35-plus years leadership in corporate America; 20 years at Dell; 19-year Round Rock resident

www.facebook.com/hildaforroundrock

What will be your top priorities if you are elected?
My top priorities will continue to be affordability, public safety, fighting traffic, sustainable growth and bringing in good jobs.

What uniquely qualifies you for this position?
I currently serve on City Council and bring a mindset of listening and collaborating, but also not being afraid to fight for those who are less able to fight for themselves. I have accumulated a wide breadth of experience in customer service, project management and consensus building that makes me effective.

How should Round Rock manage its growth?
We need to grow sustainably and with a focus on ensuring residents are not priced out of their homes. We need to continue to bring new jobs, address traffic and shore up our infrastructure. In addition, we must proactively be accessible, inclusive and transparent in how we develop policy.

What should Round Rock’s infrastructure priorities be?
We need to focus on safe paths to schools, connected trails and pathways, and regional mobility to reduce traffic. We also need to ensure we fully fund and support our first responders in a growing city.

Selicia Sanchez-Adame

Occupation: CEO Think Group Austin
Hometown: Round Rock
Experience: Austin Community College—A.S. in business administration, Texas State University in San Marcos—BBA in Finance

www.voteselicia.com

What will be your top priorities if you are elected?
Effective transportation and infrastructure; safety and security; educated and healthy community; enhancement of the arts; fiscally responsible government.

What uniquely qualifies you for this position?
Consistently and continually involved in our community: Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission, Round Rock St. David’s Hospital Board, Williamson County & Cities Health District Board, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Board and Round Rock Ballet Folklorico Board.

How should Round Rock manage its growth?
Listen to our residents and learn from our neighbors on how to effectively plan for our future. Growth and change are necessary for a community to maintain the quality of life for all residents and makes Round Rock the unique community we have come to expect and appreciate.

What should Round Rock’s infrastructure priorities be?
Transportation and safety and security of our residents. But we need to also include our citizens in this conversation as we are all affected by decisions that City Council makes. I want to represent all.

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Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas.
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