Lakeway to hold mayoral election in May

Lakeway will hold an election in May to choose a mayor and three council members. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lakeway will hold an election in May to choose a mayor and three council members. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway will hold an election in May to choose a mayor and three council members. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council voted at its online meeting Feb. 1 to hold a city election May 1 to choose a mayor and three council members.

Terms are expiring for Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox and Council Members Doug Howell, Sanjeev Kumar and Gretchen Vance. The deadline for filing for the election is Feb. 12.


Applications to run for office have been available since Jan. 13. To date, there is one candidate for mayor, Alain Babin. Vance is running for re-election as a council member. Also filing to run for council member is Keith Trecker.

Lakeway council members are elected to two-year terms. The last election was held in May 2020 and saw the re-election of Council Members Laurie Higginbotham, Louis Mastrangelo and Steve Smith.

The city has budgeted $45,000 for its share of election costs. Travis County will run the election, according to city documents.
By Greg Perliski
Greg edits Community Impact Newspaper's Lakeway/Lake Travis and Northwest Austin editions. During the course of his diverse career, he has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. You can reach him at gperliski@communityimpact.com


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