Early voting starts Monday in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

May election


Editor's note: The following information will be on the May 6 ballot for residents of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. Early voting is April 24-29, May 1-2. Last day to apply for ballot by mail is April 25. Election day is May 6.


*Incumbent



Round Rock



  • Mayor
    Hilda Montgomery
    Craig Morgan
    Josh Couture

  • City Council, Place 1
    Matthew James Carothers
    Tammy Young
    Hollis Bone

  • City Council, Place 4
    Tracie Storie
    Will Peckham*

  • Proposition 1
    “Amendment to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Round Rock, Texas changing the procedure for the filling of vacancies on the City Council and the Office of Mayor.”

  • Proposition 2
    “Amendment to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Round Rock, Texas to allow the City Council to authorize city employees other than the city manager to execute contracts and/or expend funds for budget items."

  • Proposition 3
    “Amendment to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Round Rock, Texas to clarify and make consistent the terms used to reference the Mayor, Councilmembers, City Manager, and other city employees.”

  • Proposition 4
    “Amendment to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Round Rock, Texas to increase the candidate filing fee from $50 to $250 and to increase from 25 to 100 the number of voter signatures required for a petition to be on the ballot."


Round Rock ISD



  • Proposition 1
    “The issuance of $381,665,000 of school building bonds for acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving and equipping school buildings and the purchase of necessary sites therefor, including a high school and an elementary school, acquiring technology replacements, upgrades and improvements, and acquiring school buses; and the levying of a tax sufficient, without limit as to rate or amount, to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed or authorized in anticipation of, in relation to or in connection with the bonds.”

  • Proposition 2
    “The issuance of $133,600,000 of school building bonds for acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving and equipping school buildings and the purchase of necessary sites therefor, including a career technology high school, and acquiring technology and technology related equipment; and the levying of a tax sufficient, without limit as to rate or amount, to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed or authorized in anticipation of, in relation to or in connection with the bonds.”

  • Proposition 3
    “The issuance of $56,830,000 of school building bonds for acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving and equipping school buildings and the purchase of necessary sites therefor, including athletic facilities and fine art facilities, and the purchase of land for district facilities; and the levying of a tax sufficient, without limit as to rate or amount, to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed or authorized in anticipation of, in relation to or in connection with the bonds.”


Pflugerville ISD



  • Trustee, Place 2
    Charlie Torres
    Tony Hanson
    Jacob E. Betz

  • Trustee, Place 6
    Cliff Styles
    Matt Robertson
    Larry D. Bradley*

  • Trustee, Place 7
    Rob Reyes*


Hutto ISD


Candidates are listed as they appear on the ballot. The two candidates with the highest number of votes are elected to the board positions.




  • Trustee
    Scott Feller
    Veronica M. Strong
    Connie Gooding*
    Caleb L. Steed
    Andrea C. Linson
    Matthew Brading


Hutto



  • City Council, Place 1
    Scott Rose
    Dana Wilcott
    Steven R. Harris

  • City Council, Place 4
    Tim Jordan
    Michael Smith

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 1
    "Shall Sections 2.02, 2.04(b), 3.09, 3.14, 4.01(a), 4.01(b), 4.01(c), 4.02, 5.01(b), 5.03(b), 6.02, 6.09(b), 7.03(a), 7.08(b), 7.08(d), 8.13, 8.14, 9.01, 9.02, 9.03, 9.05, 9.07, 10.01(c), 11.01, 11.04(f), 11.04(g), 13.04 and 13.11 of the Hutto City Charter be amended by 1) making corrections to grammar, spelling and punctuation errors throughout all Articles of the Charter; 2) deleting redundant or surplus wording, and deleting outdated or antiquated wording; and 3) making non-substantive vocabulary changes in order to use modern and consistent terminology?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 2
    "Shall Sections 1.03(a), 1.03(d), 2.06, 3.09, 3.12, 5.01(a), 5.03(c), 5.03(e), 5.06, 6.02(b), 6.08, 7.03(b)(2), 8.05(a), 8.07(b), 8.07(d), 8.12, 9.04, 9.07, and 13.11 of the Hutto City Charter be amended by updating and correcting references to current state laws, deleting provisions of the Charter that are inconsistent with current law or are preempted by current law, and deleting references to obsolete laws?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 3
    "Shall the Hutto City Charter be amended by deleting the 'City of Hutto’s Vision' statement?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 4
    "Shall Section 3.01 of the Hutto City Charter be amended by limiting a person to serving a maximum of two consecutive full terms of office in the position of Mayor or City Council Member?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 5
    "Shall Section 3.05 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to provide that the Mayor Pro-Tem shall act as the Mayor, in addition to the disability or absence of the Mayor, when the Mayor fails to carry out the duties of the office?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 6
    "Shall Sections 3.05, 4.01(e), 4.01(f) and 8.11 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to clarify the signatory and contracting authority of the Mayor and City Manager?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 7
    "Shall Section 3.10 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to reduce the number of City Council members necessary to establish a quorum from five (5) to four (4)?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 8
    "Shall Section 3.12 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to require a roll call vote to document all actions of the City Council?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 9
    "Shall Section 3.13 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to delete the requirement that ordinances only be introduced or read at regular City Council meetings?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 10
    "Shall Section 3.14 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to reduce, from five (5) to four (4), the number of affirmative votes of members of the City Council required to adopt an emergency clause for an emergency ordinance and to adopt an emergency ordinance?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 11
    "Shall Section 4.04 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to provide that the City Council, instead of the City Manager is authorized to appoint the City Attorney?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 12
    "Shall Section 8.04(d) of the Hutto City Charter be amended to delete the mandate that ten percent of the annual budget be placed in a contingency fund to be used for emergency purposes?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 13
    "Shall Section 8.05(b) of the Hutto City Charter be amended to clarify that an amendment to the City’s budget cannot increase authorized expenditures to an amount greater than estimated income and other available funds?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 14
    "Shall Section 8.07(b) of the Hutto City Charter be amended to expand the types of debt instruments that may be issued by the City in situations when emergency appropriations are necessary to meet a public emergency, instead of being limited to only issuing emergency notes in such situations?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 15
    "Shall Section 12.03 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to prohibit a member of a City board or commission from continuing in such position after being elected to a City office, rather than such prohibition being applicable after a board or commission member’s filing for an elective office of the City?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 16
    "Shall Section 13.03(c) of the Hutto City Charter be amended to provide that, in addition to currently being applicable to City employees, the nepotism provisions of the Charter shall apply to appointees of the City?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 17
    "Shall Section 13.03(d) of the Hutto City Charter be amended to clarify that a city official or employee shall comply with the provisions of the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 171, as amended, regulating conflicts of interest of local public officials?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 18
    "Shall Section 13.04 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to delete language stating that the personnel policies adopted by the City have the full force and effect of law?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 19
    "Shall Section 13.05 of the Hutto City Charter be amended to delete outdated language requiring the adoption of a comprehensive plan within two (2) years after the initial adoption of the Charter, and adding language requiring the City Council to review the comprehensive plan at least every four (4) years?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 20
    "Shall Section 13.12 of the Hutto City Charter be amended by requiring the Charter to be reviewed at least every four (4) years by a Charter Review Commission appointed by the City Council?"

  • Charter amendment, Proposition 21
    "Shall Section 3.09 of the Hutto City Charter be amended by reducing the number of regular monthly meetings required to be held by the City Council from two (2) to one (1)?"


Candidates were selected based on the elections taking place within this newspaper’s coverage area. Because of space limitations, only contested races were included in these listings. More election coverage can be found online at communityimpact.com/vote.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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