6 candidates vie for 3 Cedar Park City Council seats

Early voting will begin April 19. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting will begin April 19. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Places 1, 3 and 5 are up for election on the Cedar Park City Council. Six candidates will be on the May 1 ballot.

Council Member Anne Duffy is the lone incumbent seeking re-election. Place 1 Council Member Tim Kelly has previously said he will not run for another term. Place 5 Council Member Rodney Robinson withdrew his candidacy Feb. 2.

"After many long and thoughtful conversations with my wife/family, we have decided that this is the best decision for our family; I will finish out my current term and not seek reelection," Robinson said on Facebook.

Jim Penniman-Morin and former Council Member Dorian Chavez are running for Place 1. Penniman-Morin previously ran for Place 4 in 2020 against current Council Member Eric Boyce, who is now Penniman-Morin's campaign treasurer. Chavez lost his Place 6 re-election campaign in November.

Duffy and Claudia Chavez are running for Place 3. Duffy was first elected in 2017 and reelected in 2019. Claudia Chavez is married to Dorian Chavez.

Kevin Harris and Collin Klein will vie for Place 5. Harris temporarily served on council in 2020 in the open Place 4 seat until Boyce took office.

These are the candidates on the May ballot:

  • Place 1

    • Jim Penniman-Morin

    • Dorian Chavez

  • Place 3

    • Anne K. Duffy (incumbent)

    • Claudia Chavez

  • Place 5

    • Kevin Harris

    • Collin Klein

Voters will also decide on five propositions for changes to the city charter. Approved ballot language can be read in the Jan. 28 City Council agenda.

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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