Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Roanoke Times: Tech Student Announces Bid for Council Seat

Roanoke Times: May 2nd, 2009

Tech student announces bid for council seat

Bryce Carter said he wants to encourage college students to get more involved in local government.

Sharla Bardin

A supermajority of Blacksburg Town Council seats will be up for grabs during the town's first November election this fall, and a Virginia Tech student is the first newcomer to formally announce plans to campaign for one of them.

Bryce Carter, 20, said he wants to work to help college students become more invested in the community while also working with residents and town leaders to promote smart development and alternative transportation.

"I see so much potential here for us going in the right direction," said Carter, a junior at Virginia Tech.