One candidate files for Frisco City Council special election on Jan. 29

Filing for a place on the Frisco special election ballot runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 20. Drawing for a place on the ballot will occur at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Frisco City Hall Council Chambers. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Filing for a place on the Frisco special election ballot runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 20. Drawing for a place on the ballot will occur at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Frisco City Hall Council Chambers. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Filing for a place on the Frisco special election ballot runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 20. Drawing for a place on the ballot will occur at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Frisco City Hall Council Chambers. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Since filing began Dec. 8, one application has been filed for the Jan. 29 special election to fill a vacant seat on Frisco City Council.

As of 5 p.m. Dec. 10, Frisco resident Laura Rummel was the only candidate listed on the city website for the race to replace acting City Council Member Dan Stricklin. Stricklin resigned on Nov. 26 when he announced his intention to run for a seat on the Denton County Commissioners Court.

Rummel is the director of strategic accounts at PayPal and serves on the Frisco Social Services and Housing Board. She first moved to Frisco after college in 2002. Most recently, she has been a resident since 2017 after two years away from Frisco.

Rummel previously ran against Stricklin in the November 2020 race for Place 5 on City Council. The two faced each other in a runoff election.

Filing for a place on the ballot runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 20. Drawing for a place on the ballot will occur at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Frisco City Hall Council Chambers.


The last day to register to vote is Dec. 30, and the last day to receive an application for a mail-in ballot is Jan. 18.

Early voting begins Jan. 12 and will run through Jan. 25.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with additional information.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.