Mike Snyder announces run for Hutto mayor in special election

Hutto City Council approved a special election to be held March 6 to fill the vacant mayor seat. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Council approved a special election to be held March 6 to fill the vacant mayor seat. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto City Council approved a special election to be held March 6 to fill the vacant mayor seat. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Snyder announced that he is running for mayor of Hutto in the upcoming special election, according to an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Former Mayor Doug Gaul resigned from office Nov. 5. Hutto City Council approved a resolution Dec. 4 calling for a special election to be held on March 6.


Gaul was re-elected as Hutto's mayor in May 2019; his term was set to end in May 2022. According to the Texas Local Government Code, a mayoral position must be filled within 120 days of the vacancy.

“After careful consideration, prayer, talks with my family, business owners, area cities elected bodies, people at the county and the most important group out of all, the citizens of Hutto, I have decided to run for Mayor of the City of Hutto,” Snyder said in a Facebook post announcing his run for mayor.

Snyder has served on Hutto City Council since he was elected to Place 3 in May 2019.