Learn more about the candidates running for Hutto City Council Place 1 ahead of the May 6 election. Early voting is occurring April 24-May 1.

Candidates were asked to keep responses under 75 words, answer the provided questions and avoid attacking their opponent. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

* indicates incumbent

Robin Sutton*

Experience: Hutto City Council member

Occupation: personal shopper at H-E-B Plus Hutto

Contact Information: 512-269-1775

What will be your top priorities if you are elected?

I want to create the best quality of life for all of us that call Hutto home. I will continue to focus on our infrastructure needs to ensure we have the water/wastewater needed to support our growth. We need to find solutions to alleviate our traffic issues and commit the funds needed to provide necessary improvements to our roads and complete promised projects.

What uniquely qualifies you for this position?

I have had the honor of serving on the Hutto City Council for over two years. During this time, we have had three city managers, four chief financial officers, three police chiefs and three city secretaries. It is time for stability in City Hall. I am currently participating in the strategic planning sessions that will be used to set our next budget and goals for our current leadership.

What is something you want Hutto residents to know about you?

I have called Hutto home for 24 years and have seen my children graduate here. I honor those who have come before me and those that will come after me. I currently live in the oldest “original” standing house in Hutto. I have traveled to other countries to serve those in need. My commitment is to grow Hutto in a respectful way and bring prosperity to the community.

Brian Thompson

Experience: I have served on Hutto's library board, Diversity & Inclusion Commission and Hutto ISD's Long Range Planning Committee.

Occupation: marketing professional

What will be your top priorities if you are elected?

My top priorities will be fiscal responsibility, managing economic growth and creating a Hutto for all residents.

What uniquely qualifies you for this position?

Through my professional experience, I have developed a broad range of skills that can assist our city in developing in the way Hutto citizens envision. I bring the fortitude and passion for combating Hutto’s challenges and a unique perspective that, I hope, strengthens our community bonds.

What is something you want Hutto residents to know about you?

I am a father of four and husband to an amazing mother. I entered this race because I want to represent citizens who want growth, opportunity, and harmony for current and future residents of Hutto. I will always be dedicated to and driven by our city’s potential while prioritizing citizen voices above the individual interests of a group of professionals, executives, or elected officials.