Janneke Parrish announced her run for Place 3 on Round Rock City Council on Jan. 15, according to her website.
Parrish joins Kristin Stevens in the race for the Round Rock City Council seats in the May 1 general election. Stevens announced her campaign for Place 5 on Jan. 14.
Places 3 and 5 are currently the only spots open on the council. Matthew Baker is currently the Place 3 council member and announced a run for re-election on Jan. 4. Place 5 Council Member Writ Baese said on Jan. 13 that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term.
Traffic, transportation, social services, government transparency and social equity are the focuses for Parrish’s campaign.
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve the people of my community as their voice on the City Council,” Parrish said. “I look forward to ensuring Round Rock continues to grow and thrive through policies and legislation that benefit everyone in the community.”
Currently, Parrish works as a program manager at Apple, where she is also involved in environmental and equality volunteer organizations. She received her bachelor’s degree in both philosophy and religious studies from North Carolina State University. Parrish then went on to receive her master’s degree in human rights and international politics at the University of Glasgow.
Parrish’s experience also includes advocacy work for minority women, refugee women and underprivileged children.