City of Tyler declares unopposed candidate for District 6 as newest Councilman

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Tyler City Council has declared Criss Sudduth, the unopposed candidate for John Nix’s old seat, District 6’s newest councilman.

Suddeth is a Tyler native and has served on numerous non-profit organizations. He now serves the following: Executive Committees of the East Texas Better Business Bureau, Tyler Area Builder’s Association, County Rehabilitation Center and SBMP Inc.

This news comes weeks after KETK first reported that Tyler City Councilman John Nix announced that he would resign from the council to run for mayor.

Previously Nix had said he would step down from the council on March 27 in order to comply with the Tyler city charter.

“I am passionate about continuing to govern our City in a conservative and business-like manner,” Nix said in his release.

He said his other priorities will be infrastructure and “Improv(ing) upon the blueprint that our city operates under and redouble our efforts to improve customer service to our taxpayers.”

The next available special election date, as dictated by state law, is May 4.

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