Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox declines to run for re-election, says she is proud of city accomplishments

Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox did not file paperwork to run in this year's mayoral race. (Community Impact staff)
Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox did not file paperwork to run in this year's mayoral race. (Community Impact staff)

Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox did not file paperwork to run in this year's mayoral race. (Community Impact staff)

This story is updated with a statement from Mayor Sandy Cox.

Lakeway will have a new mayor in 2021. The deadline to run in this year's mayoral race was 5 p.m., Feb. 12, and as of that deadline, Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox did not file as a candidate.

In a written statement sent to Community Impact Newspaper, Cox said she is proud of the work done by the Lakeway City Council in the past three years.

"We have finalized a new 20-year vision ( Lakeway's comprehensive plan), and built supporting strategies to execute the plan, including a thoroughfare plan, economic development plan, master park plan, and so many more," she said. "In short, we are driving our future."

Cox said she hopes to see progress in the coming months on extending Main Street from Medical Drive to Lohmans Crossing. To accomplish this, the city must work with two different developers, Legend Communities and Stratus Lakeway Center LLC.


"Thank you, Lakeway, for the opportunity to serve our great community," she said. "It has been a pleasure to lead us through the challenging times of the pandemic, uncertainty, and great change."

Lakeway City Council will hold a city election May 1 to choose not only a mayor but three council members.

Terms are expiring for Cox and Council Members Doug Howell, Sanjeev Kumar and Gretchen Vance.

There will be two candidates for mayor, Alain Babin and Tom Kilgore, according to the city of Lakeway website.

Vance and Kumar are running for re-election as council members. Also filing to run for council member are Kelly Brynteson, Steven Clark, Kelley Dinderman, Jessica Howard and Keith Trecker, according to the city website.

Lakeway City 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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