Leander ISD, Cedar Park City Council candidates to speak at upcoming virtual forums

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Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Cedar Park residents and Leander ISD voters can learn more about their local candidates at two upcoming public forums.

Leander ISD board of trustees forum

On Oct. 7, the Leander ISD Council of PTAS will host the six Leander ISD candidates at an online candidate forum. Candidates for Places 3, 4 and 5 will speak on a Zoom meeting. The link will be posted to the Facebook event, according to the PTA council's page.

Questions for the candidates can be emailed to [email protected] The event begins at 6 p.m.

Candidates for the three LISD board of trustees races are:

  • Christine Mauer, Place 3

  • Chris Remy, Place 3

  • David "Speedy" Wise, Place 3

  • Anna Smith, Place 4

  • Jeff Johnson, Place 4

  • Jim MacKay, Place 5, incumbent


Read Community Impact Newspaper's Place 3 candidate questionnaire here. Read the Place 4 candidate questionnaire here.


Cedar Park City Council forum

On Oct. 15, the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce with host a virtual candidate forum with the Cedar Park City Council candidates for mayor, Place 2, Place 4 and Place 6.

All eight candidates were invited to attend the event that will be streamed on Facebook Live on the chamber’s page, according to the chamber website.

The public can ask questions to the candidates. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free to watch.

Cedar Park City Council candidates are:

  • Corbin Van Arsdale, mayor, incumbent

  • Jim Richardson, mayor

  • Mel Kirkland, Place 2, incumbent

  • Bob Cornelius, Place 2

  • Eric Boyce, Place 4

  • Jim Penniman-Morin, Place 4

  • Heather Jefts, Place 6

  • Dorian Chavez, Place 6, incumbent


Read Community Impact Newspaper's candidate questionnaires for mayor, Place 2, Place 4 and Place 6.

Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election day is Nov. 3.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.