A 56-year-old Victoria financial adviser has announced his candidacy for the upcoming mayoral election.

Steve Meacham is one of four candidates who filed to run in the Victoria election.

Meacham, who has lived in Victoria for more than 20 years, has been a financial adviser for the past 11 years and has previously worked at the Victoria Bank and Trust. He was born in Beaumont and was raised in Waco.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University. He also spent eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Meacham said he has contemplated running for mayor and sought the advice of others before filing. This is his first time running for public office.

“I grew up in a household where my parents volunteered and were always committed to service,” Meacham said. “I look at this as an opportunity to serve.”

Meacham has served as a cook at Christ’s Kitchen and has previously served on the Texas Zoo board and committees related to finances. He is also a member of the city’s citizen academy.

Meacham said his experience in finance will help him with city government finances if elected mayor.

“There’s an expense side to city government and a revenue side to city government,” he said.

Meacham will face three other candidates for mayor: Brent Carter, an insurance agent; Vic Morgan, the former president of the University of Houston-Victoria; and Rawley McCoy, an architect.

Amber Aldaco reports on regional counties for the Victoria Advocate. She may be reached at aaldaco@vicad.com or 361-580-6303.

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Amber Aldaco is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She's covered various events in the Crossroads including a zoo rescue, a biker funeral and a state meeting with the governor. She enjoys singing with her significant other.

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