Livingston re-elected to Frisco City Council; Place 5 seat heads to runoff

There are two races for seats on Frisco City Council. (Nicole Luna/Community Impact Newspaper)
There are two races for seats on Frisco City Council. (Nicole Luna/Community Impact Newspaper)

There are two races for seats on Frisco City Council. (Nicole Luna/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated at 2:22 p.m. Nov. 4. This story has been updated to reflect the latest results.

Frisco will hold a runoff election in December to determine who will take the seat for Place 5 on City Council.

Nov. 3 election results released so far by Collin and Denton counties show Dan Stricklin and Laura Rummel leading in the Place 5 race, while incumbent Brian Livingston has held his lead in the Place 6 race for Frisco City Council.

The Place 5 race is a seven-way race among Stricklin, Rummel, Ruan Meintjes, Rob Cox, Josh Meek, Ram Majji and Hava Jonston. Stricklin is leading with nearly 27% of the vote, while Rummel has nearly 24% of the vote so far. The top two vote-getters will head to a runoff that is scheduled for Dec. 8.

The seat became available after City Council Member Tim Nelson reached the term limit.

The Place 6 seat had Livingston facing challengers Sai Krishna and Sadaf Haq. With almost all polling places reporting, Livingston had 58% of the total votes. He said his top priorities in this next term included taking care of first responders.

“I want to make sure that if [first responders are] injured, that they have the insurance protection," he said.

He also pointed to a low tax rate and reducing apartments and development density as his priorities.

Haq said in a statement on Facebook that she reached out to congratulate Livingston on his win.

"He should feel proud of his win, and the strong numbers he posted," she said in her post. "The voters of Frisco—more than have ever voted in a city election before—have spoken very clearly."

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney ran unopposed and will serve a second term.

Votes from all Denton County and Collin County precincts have been tallied but are still unofficial. Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said that about 150-200 mail ballots and about 6,000 provisional ballots have yet to be counted and processed. It is unclear how many more ballots are outstanding in Denton County.

These results are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

The Frisco City Council election had been originally scheduled for May but was postponed until Nov. 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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