Meet the two candidates running for Georgetown City Council District 2

Shawn Hood and Lisa King will face off in a runoff election Dec. 15 after neither received more than 50% of the vote in the November election. (Community Impact Staff)
Shawn Hood and Lisa King will face off in a runoff election Dec. 15 after neither received more than 50% of the vote in the November election. (Community Impact Staff)

Shawn Hood and Lisa King will face off in a runoff election Dec. 15 after neither received more than 50% of the vote in the November election. (Community Impact Staff)



Shawn Hood and Lisa King will face off in a runoff election Dec. 15 after neither received more than 50% of the vote in the November election.

Shawn Hood


Occupation: residential architectural designer

Experience: I've spent the last 20 years in private practice on The Historic Square designing new homes in Georgetown and state-wide.

Contact: www.hoodfordistrict2.com

How will you help Georgetown recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic?


SH: If elected to City of Georgetown City Council District 2, I would hope to implement a coronavirus pandemic recovery management approach based on three pillars: functionality, safety and openness. As recovery plans are rolled out, are they functional? Do these recovery plans keep people safe starting with our first responders, hospital heroes, and most importantly, our citizens, young and old? Finally, are recovery proposals open to all individuals in our city?

Lisa King


Occupation: small-business owner

Experience: Corporate, nonprofit, small business; experience managing budgets, staff and negotiations to achieve organizational goals.

Contact: www.lisaking-georgetown.com

How will you help Georgetown recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic?

LK: It has been and will continue to be challenging to balance public safety with economic prosperity. Three general observations I would like to address would be acknowledging a new way of shopping. 1) There is an emotional component that may leave many hesitant to go out en masse. I would like to see continued efforts to help make people comfortable shopping again. 2) The trend toward online shopping was increasing and this likely hastened that for many people. I would like to see more support for businesses improving their online presence and curbside services. 3) Specific to District 2 is acknowledging that many of the businesses were hit hard by the Atmos gas issue in 2019 and this has been an excessive added challenge for them.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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