Councilor At-Large Candidate Profile: Charles Barr

WICHITA FALLS - City councilor at-large candidate Charles Barr has called Wichita Falls home his entire life.

"In Jan. 18, I would have been here 75 years," Barr said.

Barr has been a home builder for over 56 years, building homes and other structures all over town. He's served in several city positions over the years including several boards and committees.

"I've been on the building board, I've been on the water resource and I've served some time on the police department," Barr said. "So I have some time with the city."
        
He says after spending so much time in Wichita Falls, Barr has seen expansive growth and hopes to help continue that. Especially with what's happening downtown.

"I'd love to see more business development downtown and I do know of some people that are already in the development down there and are already on a lot of the old buildings down there and that are working on them," Barr said.

Aside from reeling in businesses, Barr also wants to find ways to retain young people here.

"I just want to keep the young people," Barr said. As many as we can here and to keep them in a job."

He says places like the convention center hotel would bring crowds of all ages and welcome more people to stay in town. As councilor at-large, Barr says one thing he wants to do is have good two way communication between him and residents.
    
Ultimately, he says he just wants to do some good for the people of Wichita Falls.

"I've gone through some of the businesses through the east side, north side, south side and walking in to the businesses over there and say here I am," Barr said. "You know and if I get into council, call me because that's where I want to be.

Barr says he's checking things off  his bucket list, including the chance to serve the city of Wichita Falls as a city councilor.

Candidates Brendan Bell and Penny Miller and Bobby Whiteley are running for the councilor at-large position. For more information about each of the four candidates, click here.


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