Democrat County Council members Tom Hucker, Craig Rice, Nancy Navarro and Sidney Katz won their party’s support again and will be joined by Andrew Friedson on the Democratic ticket in November to represent their districts.
If they, as well as the Democratic at-large candidates, go on to win in the general election, there will be one less woman on the Council from a ballot that was heavy on women of color.
Rice, who was first elected in District 2 in 2010, was pleased with the support he received but “kind of disappointed” more women weren’t chosen by Democratic voters when so many ran for at-large positions, he said.
“One sole woman on the Council is a little disconcerting,” he said, referring to Navarro, who was reelected to represent District 4.
The goal of Rice’s next term will be “to take ourselves up to the next level,” he said, adding that he plans to focus on expanding educational opportunities and “growing our economic base.”