Hutto special election for mayor, City Council Place 3 to be held March 6

Hutto's special election for the mayoral seat and City Council Place 3 will be held March 6. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto's special election for the mayoral seat and City Council Place 3 will be held March 6. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto's special election for the mayoral seat and City Council Place 3 will be held March 6. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto's special election for the mayoral seat and City Council Place 3 will be held March 6.

The special election was ordered Dec. 3 to fill the seat vacated by former Mayor Doug Gaul, who resigned Nov. 5. Since then, Council Member Mike Snyder has served as mayor pro tem.

Snyder is running against Steven R. Harris, who served on the boards of Hutto's Economic Development Corp. and Community Development Corp.

Snyder’s election bid leaves Place 3 vacant, and Amanda “Mandi” Villarreal Salvo and Randal Clark are running against each other for the position.

Election day is March 6, and voting will take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Wilco Hutto Annex, 321 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Ste. 100, Hutto.


Candidates positions

Mayor

  • Steven R. Harris: The main goal listed on Harris’ campaign website is to help grow Hutto while keeping taxes low and reducing city debt. For more information about Harris’s stances, visit his website or campaign Facebook page.

  • Mike Snyder: Some positions on which Snyder’s campaign include lower taxes, lower cost of living, less governmental waste and less tax misspending. For more information about Snyder’s stances, visit his website or campaign Facebook page.


Place 3


  • Amanda “Mandi” Villarreal Salvo: Hutto water supply, growth and economic development, fiscal oversight and lowering residents’ tax burdens are some positions outlined on Salvo’s campaign website. For more information about Salvo’s stances, visit her website or campaign Facebook page.

  • Randal Clark: Clark’s campaign issues include economic diversity, school tax rates and updating Old Town Hutto with paved sidewalks and updated drainage, according to his campaign website. For more information about Clark’s stances, visit his website or campaign Facebook page.

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.