Cotton County Commissioner District 1 race

Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 4:06 PM CDT
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COTTON CO., Okla. (KSWO) - The race for District 1 Commissioner is coming to an end and both candidates have experience in the position.

Mike Woods is the current District 1 Commissioner and his opponent Edward Eschiti is a former commissioner, who wants to make a return to the political realm. Each candidate feels their people skills set them apart from one another.

“Well, I try to be a people person, and If somebody calls I try to get out and hustle, get the job done. I try to vote fair in the boardroom, be fair to everyone that is associated with the problem,” said Woods.

“I think I’m more outgoing, more spoken, will get up and visit people. That since the resources for Cotton County are so, so low, we need to reach out to those resources that we have,” said Eschiti.

Every city has its own issues to solve, and Woods and Eschiti have their own ideas of what needs to be changed in the county going forward.

“Well, I’m gonna keep on getting after the roads. Pulling ditches and rocks off of the roads, and filling potholes. We have an ambulance project that’s going in that we’ve got the plans for, and we’ve got grants in”, said Woods.

“Our E-911 here in Cotton County, it’s not working the way it should. It’s still on phase one and hasn’t moved on to phase two. And, I think there’s just a shortage and a problem in that area right now”, said Eschiti.

Both men want what’s best for the place they call home. No matter who wins, the county will get a man with experience who will put the people of Cotton County first.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. Find your polling place here.