Krystal Kinsey sworn to Hutto City Council Place 5 seat

Krystal Kinsey won with 246, or 61.5%, of the 400 cast votes during the June 5 runoff election. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Krystal Kinsey won with 246, or 61.5%, of the 400 cast votes during the June 5 runoff election. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Krystal Kinsey won with 246, or 61.5%, of the 400 cast votes during the June 5 runoff election. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following the results of the June 5 runoff election, Krysal Kinsey was sworn in to Hutto City Council's Place 5 seat during a special called meeting June 14.

Kinsey won with 246, or 61.5%, of 400 votes cast. She ran against Nicole Calderone, who received 154 votes, or 38.5%.


The Place 5 seat was declared vacant during council's April 15 meeting after former Council Member Patti Martinez announced her resignation. Mike Arismendez was approved to fill the seat until the results of the May 1 election—which resulted in the June runoff—were finalized.

During her campaign, Kinsey said fixing trust issues in the city with diplomacy and respect was important to her. After she was sworn in, Kinsey said her first goal is to fill roles on boards and commissions starting at the June 17 City Council meeting.

"Overall, [I'm] just really ready to get to work," she said.
By Megan Cardona

Reporter, Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions. In 2020, she graduated with a degree in communication from UT-Arlington, where she worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years covering student affairs, campus administration and the city of Arlington.



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