Jessica Cantu is a first time candidate for city council. She's taking on a crowded field for the Place 6 seat on Abilene's City Council left open by Councilman Steve Savage. Cantu has spent 8 Years working as a manager at Pier 1, and believes that her experience in customer service will translate to skills as a councilwoman. She’s lived in Abilene for 27 years and is motivated to run by her faith. If elected, Cantu would be the only woman of color on Abilene's City Council, but she says while she would bring a unique perspective to that chamber, she would work for the entire community.