Koch, Tenorio sworn in to Kyle City Council


At a special session before the regular Nov. 20 meeting, Rick Koch was sworn in as the representative for Place 5 on Kyle City Council, and Daphne Tenorio was sworn in to represent Place 6.

Koch won the seat being vacated by Damon Fogley, receiving 3,275 votes to opponent Robert Rizo’s 3,193 votes, according to election results that were canvassed before the ceremony.

Tenorio ran unopposed for the Place 6 seat, which she has held since she was first elected in 2015.

Fogley spoke about his time on the council and about his successor.

“We’ve been a team up here,” Fogley said. “I’m glad that our new council member is well-prepared for this position.”

Koch was just re-elected chair of the Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission; the city is beginning the process of soliciting applications for his replacement.

Recently re-elected Judge Beth Smith performed Tenorio’s swearing-in, and state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, a cousin to Koch’s wife, was in attendance to do the same for Koch.

“Councilman Fogley was completely correct when he talked about how this council works as a team,” Koch said. “The city of Kyle means so much to me, and I can’t wait to work with these guys.”

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Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
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