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Local pastor runs for city council

An East Texas pastor is preparing to enter the political arena.

Today, Reverend Jeffrey Charles Burns announced his candidacy for Tyler City Council.

Burns has lived in Tyler for more than 10 years and is the pastor of New Zion #1 Baptist Church. He also volunteers with the Tyler Police Department and the Sheriff Department. Burns says this is the perfect time to run for Tyler City Council.

"I love people and I'm a servant and so I just feel in my heart that God ordained me to be the spokesman for District Two," says Burns.

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