Laura Rummel wins special runoff election for Place 5 on Frisco City Council

Laura Rummel accumulated the most votes on March 26 in a special runoff election to fill City Council Member Dan Stricklin’s seat, according to unofficial vote tallies from Collin and Denton counties. (Courtesy Laura Rummel)
Laura Rummel accumulated the most votes on March 26 in a special runoff election to fill City Council Member Dan Stricklin’s seat, according to unofficial vote tallies from Collin and Denton counties. (Courtesy Laura Rummel)

Laura Rummel accumulated the most votes on March 26 in a special runoff election to fill City Council Member Dan Stricklin’s seat, according to unofficial vote tallies from Collin and Denton counties. (Courtesy Laura Rummel)

Updated at 10:20 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the latest election results and include a comment from Laura Rummel.

The next Frisco resident to assume Place 5 on City Council has been decided.

Laura Rummel accumulated the most votes on March 26 in a special runoff election to fill City Council Member Dan Stricklin’s seat, according to unofficial vote tallies from Collin and Denton counties.

In total, Rummel accumulated 2,509 votes, or 51.3%. Her opponent, Tracie Reveal Shipman, received 2,384 votes, or 48.7%. Voter turnout was 3.94% out of 124,169 registered voters.

Rummel said she was "very excited" to begin serving the residents of Frisco, noting that she has campaigned for a seat on City Council since January 2020.


"I've wanted this for two years now," Rummel said. "[I'm] very, very excited to serve Frisco—looking forward to it."

Shipman congratulated Rummel following the release of unofficial results. During her campaign, Shipman said she met “so many amazing people” who live in Frisco.

“I'm thrilled for Laura and her family. They worked really, really hard for this,” Shipman said. “I’m looking forward to seeing her shine.”

Rummel is scheduled to be sworn into office on April 19, according to the city.
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.