Mexico resident Joshua Price recently filed for a seat on the Mexico City Council. He said it is important to him to run as an example for other people in his generation.

“I think it’s time for my generation to start getting involved. … We need to start making changes for our children,” he said.

Price wants to focus on outdoor activities if elected. He wants to see the community, and especially youth, more active.

“I play disc golf and I think that’s a good way for (children) to get out and enjoy nature — be out and spend time away from indoors,” he said.

Price said he served on student council in high school and is an officer of the Mexico Missouri Disc Golf Club. He said a majority of his time, though is spent taking care of his young daughter.

Price is self-employed and does heating, ventilation and air conditioning installs. He previously performed storage-tank welding for an Oklahoma-based company, he said.

Price was born in Ohio, but moved to Mexico in 1992. He is a graduate of 2007 Mexico High School. He also is a graduate of the Missouri Welding Institute of Nevada, Missouri.

The Mexico Ledger will do a series of interviews with candidates for city council and the Mexico School District Board of Education. Filing for positions on the council and board of education opened Dec. 11 and runs through Jan. 15, 2019. General municipal election day is April 2, 2019.