10 candidates file for Leander mayor, City Council seats on May ballot

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Ten candidates will be on the May 1 ballot for Leander City Council. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Ten candidates will be on the May 1 ballot for Leander City Council. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated: March 23

Steve Hanes withdrew from the Place 4 Leander City Council race March 15, Hanes said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Original post: Feb. 15

Ten candidates have filed for the May 1 ballot for Leander City Council.

Mayor Troy Hill and Place 4 Council Member Christine Sederquist are running for the mayoral seat. Hill was elected mayor in 2018 with 61.9% of votes in the runoff election. Sederquist was elected to Place 4 in 2018 with 62.9% of votes.


These are the May election candidates:

  • Mayor: Troy Hill (incumbent), Christine Sederquist (Place 4 council member)

  • Place 2: Annette Sponseller (incumbent), Esmeralda Traube, Mike Sanders

  • Place 4: Steve Hanes, Donnie Mahan, Nacole Thompson

  • Place 6: Marci Cannon (incumbent), Becki Ross


Sponseller was appointed to the Place 2 vacancy in October.

Cannon was elected in 2018 with 50.6% of votes. Ross previously ran for the Place 3 seat in 2019; Council Member Jason Shaw won the seat.

Early voting begins April 19. City Council approved an ordinance in December to move the Leander early-voting location from Pat Bryson Municipal Hall to the Leander Public Library annex to minimize time conflicts.

Here are five May election dates to know:

  • April 1: last day to register to vote

  • April 19: first day of early voting

  • April 20: last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

  • April 27: last day of early voting

  • May 1: election day

By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in February 2020.


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