Jess Schweinberg new Ward 6 councilman
By Traci Chapman
Jess Schweinberg is the new representative of Mustang City Council’s sixth ward.
Schweinberg defeated incumbent Donal Mount and fellow challenger Nathan Sholund, capturing 57.9 percent of the vote. The new councilman received 223 votes of a total 385 cast, with 118 voters casting ballots for Mount and 44 selecting Sholund.
Schweinberg will officially take office in May. He said Tuesday he appreciated Ward 6 residents’ confidence in him and would serve all of Mustang, not just his ward.
“I look forward to many years of positive things for Mustang,” Schweinberg said.
The Mustang man has been a homeowner in Mustang since 2000, having moved here in 1999 from Yukon, where he raised his family. Schweinberg was recently appointed to his second term on Mustang Board of Adjustment and is managing partner with Metro Sign Corp., an Oklahoma City sign manufacturer.
Schweinberg and his wife of 38 years, Cindy, are charter members of Mustang Crime Stoppers, involved in the organization’s start-up, as well as creating bylaws, signage and other activities, he said. Schweinberg’s son, Troy Schweinberg, lives in Mustang with his family; daughter Carla Kudrna and her family live in Tuttle. Schweinberg has been active in youth organizations, including the Yukon Jays. He served on that board for more than 10 years, the last five of those as president, he said. He came out of coaching “retirement” to join Troy leading the T-ball team of two of his granddaughters, he said.
Because Schweinberg won more than 50 percent of the vote, there was no need for an April runoff election. Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said the count would be certified Friday.