Focus Daily News: What elected official seat do you sit in for the City of Lancaster?
Clyde Hairston: I sit in the seat of Mayor of Lancaster.
FDN: How long have you sat in this seat?
CH: I have been in the seat for three years and nine months.
FDN: What is your main goal as the Mayor of the City of Lancaster during this term?
CH: My goal is to continue to work with City Council and staff to make Lancaster a great City to live, work, and play in for all.
FDN: What made you decide to get into politics?
CH: I saw a need to get involved in my community. I also saw a need to be a part of the process and not the problem.
FDN: What have been some of the surprises you have experienced?
CH: When I first got into politics, I did not know the magnitude of what it takes to implement change in the community; however, over the years it has been a rewarding process to experience.
FDN: What have been your challenges during your time as mayor?
CH: One of the challenges has been people not understanding the process of local government.
FDN: Where do you see the city going in the next few years and how will you contribute to that?
CH: I see the City of Lancaster as being one of the best in the North Texas region, and I believe a strong City Council and staff will make that happen.