In what will no doubt be a hard fought battle, Moumin Quazi filed Monday to run for Stephenville City Council place 2, setting up a showdown with incumbent Carla Trussell who is seeking her second term.

Quazi, 51, is an English professor at Tarleton State University.

He also serves as the chairman of the city’s Board of Adjustments, the youth chair of the Rotary Club, and is a court-appointed advocate for CASA.

“I have been encouraged over the years to serve the city in this capacity,” Quazi said. “I have served civically since I have lived in Stephenville and I’ve been inspired to move that energy into the city council.” 

Quazi describes himself as “tough-minded but kind-hearted” and a political hybrid who is fiscally conservative.

Meanwhile, Trussell said she is not surprised to face a challenge.

“Although city council seats are non-partisan, I have always held true to my conservative principles in voting on issues before the city council,” Trussell said. “Taking a firm stand on issues and city budget expenditures is sometimes controversial, and I fully expected to draw an opponent. I welcome a spirited conversation about our city’s future and I am looking forward to the campaign.”