Top priorities: Encourage the right kind of development as Lakeway grows, work toward resolving the staffing dilemma facing businesses in the area, finding a solution to traffic congestion
Inside Information: Jean Hennigan, a Lakeway resident for eight years, will be joining the City Council in May and runs unopposed for her seat. She previously served on the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission and volunteered with the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. “It’s an exciting time to join council,” Hennigan said.
Top priorities: Utilize experience working with various local governments and leadership styles to address Lakeway issues
Inside Information: Keith Trecker, a Lakeway resident for four years, will be joining the City Council in May and runs unopposed for his seat. His experience includes serving in the Marine Corps as a fighter pilot and a management career in medical devices. He previously served as chairman of the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission.
West Lake Hills Mayor
Top priorities: Continue the respect and dialogue of the current City Council and ensure residents are always heard
Inside Information: Linda Anthony, a former City Council and Zoning and Planning Commission member, was sworn in Dec. 9 to lead the city of West Lake Hills following the resignation of former Mayor Dave Claunch.
She filed unopposed for the May election and said she wants to focus on addressing oak wilt, drainage and business.
West Lake Hills City Council
Top priorities: Support the city’s master plan, seek effective but affordable ways for the city to deter the spread of oak wilt and meet more West Lake Hills residents to learn their concerns
Inside Information: Rhonda McCullough begins serving on City Council in May following an unopposed election for the seat. She said she decided to run for council because she “hoped to be of service to the city.”
“I want residents and neighbors to know that I am very interested in learning their take on things,” McCullough said.
Top priorities: Serve the City Council until May when City Council Member Rhonda McCullough is sworn in
Inside Information: Beth South was appointed to the interim seat in January after Mayor Linda Anthony’s former City Council position became available in December.
“People can rest assured that the council truly cares for their opinions,” She said.
Top priorities: Ensure basic city services are efficient and effective as well as keep a long-term point of view when making decisions
Inside Information: Brian Plunkett was appointed by City Council Oct. 28 to the Place 2 position vacated by former Council Member Taylor Holcomb. He runs unopposed for the May election. “West Lake Hills isn’t the way it is by accident—it’s been preserved,” he said. “I want to balance individual rights with community values.”
Last day to register to vote: April 7
In-person early voting: April 25-May 3
Last day to apply for ballot by mail: April 26
Election day: May 7
Registered voters in Travis County can cast their ballot at any vote center within the county during early voting and on election day. For a complete list of Travis County polling locations, visit www.traviscountyclerk.org.
Bee Cave area
Bee Cave City Hall
4000 Galleria Parkway
Travis County Parks Office
14624 Hamilton Pool Road
Four Points area
5145 N. RR 620
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
3800 Hudson Bend Road
Lake Travis ISD Educational Development Center
607 N. RR 620
Lakeway Activity Center
105 Cross Creek
2301 S. RR 620
Serene Hills Elementary School
3301 Serene Hills Drive
Rollingwood Municipal Building
403 Nixon Drive, Spicewood
Briarcliff POA Community Center
22801 Briarcliff Drive
Bridge Point Elementary School
6401 Cedar St.
9411 Bee Caves Road
Lost Creek Limited District Office
1305 Quaker Ridge Drive
Oak Hill Fire Dept. Barton Creek Station No. 302
4111 Barton Creek Blvd.
3300 Bee Caves Road
Voter ID required
Texas voters are required to present one of seven specific forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballot.
Under Senate Bill 14, which was passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 but did not take effect until a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2013, voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote:
- Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal ID card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- U.S. military ID card containing the cardholder’s
- U.S. citizenship certificate containing the cardholder’s photograph
- U.S. passport
The following forms of ID will not be accepted:
- Student ID
- Utility bills
- ID cards issued by employers
- Any ID, other than U.S. citizenship certification, more than 60 days expired
Voters who do not have a valid form of ID can apply for an Election Identification Certificate at no cost at any driver’s license office. The EIC is valid for six years, but any EIC issued to a voter older than age 70 has no expiration date. Details on how to apply for an EIC are available on the DPS website, www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/electionid.htm.
The candidates listed in this guide will be on the May 7 local election ballot in the communities defined by Community Impact Newspaper’s Lake Travis/Westlake coverage area. All races including uncontested races are listed. Candidates with silhouette photos were not able to be reached before press time.