“I look forward to continuing to work with the rest of the council to provide high value services to our citizens, while being conservative and effective with our hard-earned tax dollars,” Peckham said in a Jan. 8 news release.
Peckham’s seat is one of three Round Rock City Council positions up for election in May, including the mayor’s race. Tammy Young, who currently holds the Place 1 seat, will not seek re-election, having declared Oct. 30 that she is running for Texas’ 31st Congressional District. On Jan. 7, Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan announced he will seek re-election as mayor.
“I think we’ve got a great group solving a lot of the challenges facing the city right now in terms of managing growth,” Peckham told Community Impact Newspaper. “We have a good mix of experience and new ideas on the council right now. That’s part of why I’m choosing to run again.”
Should he be re-elected, Peckham said he would focus on continuing to attract jobs to the city and expanding new and existing businesses. Economic development—specifically in seeing Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, The District and The Depot come to fruition—would continue to be among his key focuses, Peckham said.
“Round Rock is a wonderful place to do business and we continue to attract a talented workforce who want to live, work and play in our thriving community,” he said in the release. “I will continue to work hard to support the growth of our new and existing businesses, as well as focus on continually improving the quality of life for all Round Rock.”
A graduate of Round Rock ISD, Peckham said he is a longtime resident of the city.
“Round Rock is my hometown,” he said. “That’s part of the reason I want to serve.”
Peckham has served on a variety of local boards, including the Round Rock Chamber board of directors, St. David’s Round Rock Medical board of trustees, YMCA of Greater Williamson County board of directors and the Round Rock Rotary Club, among others, according to the release.
He has also been appointed to several city of Round Rock committees and commissions, including Round Rock's Planning and Zoning Commission, Ethics Commission and Type B Corp. as well as the 2013 Williamson County Bond Advisory Committee, the release states.