Dripping Springs mayor, 2 City Council members elected to office unopposed

Dripping Springs City Council cancelled its May 2022 election due to lack of challengers. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dripping Springs City Council cancelled its May 2022 election due to lack of challengers. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dripping Springs City Council cancelled its May 2022 election due to lack of challengers. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Dripping Springs City Council voted to cancel its planned May election as all three candidates are running unopposed.

The council voted to cancel the election at its March 1 meeting following the candidate filing period that ended Feb. 18 for the three seats that included the mayor and two council members.



The Texas Election code allows a governing body to cancel an election if candidates are unchallenged.

Mayor Bill Foulds and Council Member Place 2 Wade King will hold onto their positions. Former City Council Member Travis Crow will take Place 4, which Council Member April Harris Allison currently holds. Crow previously represented council’s at-large position 5, before being defeated by then-challenger Sherrie Parks in 2021.

Dripping Springs holds elections for its mayor and five City Council members each May. The mayor and council members in Places 2 and 4 are elected in even years, while council members in Places 1, 3 and 5 are elected in odd years.

By Glorie Martinez

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Glorie joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Glorie covers education, business, city/county government, real estate developments and more. Prior to CI, she was an intern at KUT Public Media in Austin.