After losing his seat four years ago, former councilman Aslon Goow has re-energized his base to re-take the 2nd Ward council seat.
City council candidates running in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wards fielded questions on a disparate set of subjects – lead in drinking water, recreation, violence, education, taxes, youth curfew – from Silk City’s young residents on Wednesday night.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ brother Gerardo “Jerry” Torres and 2nd Ward council candidate Aslon Goow exchanged heated words on Sunday afternoon over a lawn sign in the Hillcrest section.
Incumbent councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman alleged one of his opponent’s campaign manager Henry Sosa, who has a lengthy criminal history, is behind the bogus letter that went out to voters in late March urging them to discard mail-in ballots triggering an investigation.
The city’s 2nd Ward election took a turn for the worse on Thursday as fictitious letters purported to be from the United States Department of Justice were received by voters telling them to discard their mail-in ballots.
Former councilman Aslon Goow assailed incumbent Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman for voting on budgets over the past three years that included tax increases.
Four people have been certified to run for the 2nd Ward city council seat on Monday afternoon in the May municipal election, according to the city clerk’s office.