New Leander City Council member to be picked Oct. 15

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The Oct. 15 meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Oct. 15 meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander City Council will appoint a Place 2 council member Oct. 15 to replace Michelle Stephenson, who resigned in September.

Council will consider 11 applicants at the regular meeting. The new council member will be picked following a closed session deliberation. The appointee will serve through the end of the Place 2 term in May.


In a public hearing, each applicant will speak for up to three minutes in opening statements; the public will have the opportunity to comment; and council members can question applicants.

According to city documents, the applicants include:

  • Juan Alanis Jr.

  • Dennis Farris

  • Gary Hampton Jr.

  • Steve Hanes

  • Andy Hogue

  • Donnie Mahan

  • Gerald Prater

  • Trey Schisser

  • Annette Sponseller

  • Nacole Thompson

  • Cody Velkovich


The Oct. 15 meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall located at 201 N. Brushy St., Leander. The regular meeting will begin later than usual due to early voting in council chambers.
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.