May 2022 Voter guide: what to know about candidates running for Hutto City Council, Place 6

Within the race for Hutto City Council, Place 6, there are two candidates. Amberly Kolar is running against Nicole Calderone. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Within the race for Hutto City Council, Place 6, there are two candidates. Amberly Kolar is running against Nicole Calderone. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Within the race for Hutto City Council, Place 6, there are two candidates. Amberly Kolar is running against Nicole Calderone. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

There are several local races occurring in Pflugerville and Hutto as part of the May 7 general election. They include races for the Hutto ISD and Pflugerville ISD boards of trustees as well as Hutto City Council.

Within the race for Hutto City Council, Place 6, there are two candidates. Amberly Kolar is running against Nicole Calderone. Following Tanner Rose's resignation from Hutto City Council, Place 6, former Hutto mayor Debbie Holland is filling Rose's seat until the general election in May.

The interviews in the question and answer section of this voter guide have been edited for length and clarity.

Also included in this May voter guide are important dates to know, voter turnout histories for key elections years in Travis and Williamson counties and a sample ballot of all the other candidates running in local races in Hutto and Pflugerville.

Dates to Know


April 25 First day of early voting

April 26 Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

May 3 Last day of early voting

May 7 Election day

May 7 Last day to receive ballot by mail (or May 9 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at location of election)

Sample Ballot

*denotes incumbent

PfISD board of trustees, Place 3

-Renae Mitchell*

-Pat McCord

PfISD board of trustees, Place 4

-Vernagene Mott*

-Corbin Black

PfISD board of trustees, Place 5

-Brian Allen*

-Alissa Molina

Hutto mayor

-Mike Snyder*

-Mandi Villarreal Salvo

Hutto City Council, Place 3

-Ida Weaver

-Randal Clark

Hutto City Council, Place 6

-Amberley Kolar

-Nicole Calderone

Hutto ISD board of trustees

-Billie Logiudice*

-Terrence Owens*

-Ashley McCombs

-Jason McCombs

-Shannon Jacobs

-Stevie Jones

Voter Turnout

Williamson County

2012 presidential: 64.62% / 164,579 turnout / 254,688 registered voters

2014 gubernatorial: 38.31% / 104,464 turnout / 272,649 registered voters

2016 presidential: 67.10% / 205,862 turnout / 306,811 registered voters

2018 gubernatorial: 62.25% / 209,257 turnout / 336,148 registered voters

2020 presidential: 75.64% / 291,251 turnout / 385,065 registered voters

Travis County

2012 presidential: 61.66% / 391,708 turnout / 635,300 registered voters

2014 gubernatorial: 41.38% / 270,005 turnout / 652,463 registered voters

2016 presidential: 65.24% / 477,588 turnout / 732,037 registered voters

2018 gubernatorial: 61.78% / 486,616 turnout / 787,670 registered voters

2020 presidential: 71.06% / 612,696 turnout / 862,163 registered voters







Amberley Kolar



Experience: B.A. in Political Science, M.S. in Global Security Studies, policy analysis


Occupation: Legislative director


Candidate Website: kolarforhutto.com





What will be your top priorities if you are elected?



I intend to get local government—the city and City Council—to effectively and efficiently work for the residents of Hutto. I will ensure that the city maintains a balanced budget. I will create a comprehensive vision for the future of Hutto with other council members. I will repair, rebuild and redesign our roads and work with the county to make sure that Hutto is at the forefront when it comes to funds for roads.



What uniquely qualifies you for this position?



I am a team player who is excited to serve the current and future needs and interests of Hutto with integrity and openness so that Hutto thrives for years and decades to come. I believe effective local government should focus on policies that are forward-looking, positive and proactive.












Nicole Calderone



Experience: 30 years in service industry, HOA president, committee Chair and coach


Occupation: Food and beverage coordinator


Candidate Website: www.nicoleforhutto.com


Contact_info: Phone number: 512.751.1702rnemail: [email protected]





What will be your top priorities if you are elected?



I will spend conservatively, through discernment of economic investments, to pay-down debt. I will operate within a lean budget while maintaining city services and preparing for the impacts of growth. I will create an advanced, five-year budget forecast to be used in conjunction with open discussions surrounding the plans for capital improvement projects. I will restore our reputation of high standards and press for accountability if boundaries are crossed.



What uniquely qualifies you for this position?



I’ve been a resident of Hutto for 16 years, and I have volunteered as an HOA President, a committee chairperson, a team coach and a program director. As a fourth-time candidate, I’m not easily discouraged nor afraid to speak about matters of public interest. My institutional knowledge is a beneficial contribution to discussions before action is taken because I recognize what is going well, and I am honest about opportunities to do things differently and seek common ground.







By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.