ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The race for City Mayor in Odessa is on and both Republicans Dewey Bryant and Javier Joven are gearing up to face one another for the second time.
Dewey Bryant, a candidate for Mayor, “I’m calling this the second half, we’ve had the first vote now it’s the second half and I’m encouraging people to really get out and vote.”
Javier Joven, the other candidate for Mayor said, “So many things going wrong with our City at this moment that if that’s not enough then I guess people will just stay with the last 8 years of failed policies.”
Joven said he is the right candidate for the job because he is a conservative Republican.
“I ran on the platform to propose an ordinance to make the City of Odessa a sanctuary city for the unborn,” he said.
According to Bryant, what qualifies him for the job is his years in public service. He served on the City Council for 8 years which included sitting in on budgets and seeing first hand what the city needs.
“We are going to move forward in Odessa and moving forward is important to have leadership that is experienced,” Bryant said.
Both candidates say they are ready for Odessan’s to make their voice heard.
“I feel good, feel confident that we are going to win,” said Joven.
Bryant adding that he “looks forward to you all and all of us as citizens of this wonderful city to work together as we move forward.”