The filing period came to a close on Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. for the upcoming Frisco City Council election, and six candidates—including three residents running for mayor—have submitted applications to run for office in the May 6 election.

Three seats, which include Places 5 and 6 and the mayor, are up for grabs this year. The council seats are at-large positions. The following names will officially be on the Frisco City Council ballot.


Mayor Jeff Cheney is running for reelection. Cheney, who has been in office since May 2017, will reach his term limit if he wins re-election, per his final mayoral bid announcement on Facebook. Before serving as mayor, Cheney acted as a City Council member from 2007 to 2016.

Jonathan Spencer is also running for mayor. Spencer has lived in the city for a year and works in software, according to his candidacy application.

Public safety consultant Mark Piland is running for mayor. Piland has lived in Frisco for nine years, employed most recently as Frisco’s fire chief and emergency management coordinator.

Place 5

Council Member Laura Rummel is running for reelection in Place 5. Rummel, who works as a vice president with Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, was elected to council during a special election in early 2022. Rummel said she has lived in the city for most of the last 20 years.

Anwer Azam, a certified public accountant and president of his accounting firm, is running for Place 5. Azam has lived in the city for two years.

Place 6

Incumbent Council Member Brian Livingston, who has lived in the city for 12 years, is running uncontested for Place 6. Livingston is a Commercial Banker. He was first elected to Frisco’s City Council in 2017, and he was re-elected to his second term in November 2020 during the COVID-19 extended municipal election.

The last day to register to vote in the election is April 6. Early voting for the May 6 election will run from April 24 to May 2. The last day to apply to vote by mail is April 25.

Voters can learn more about the upcoming election from Community Impact’s local government coverage and the Collin County Elections Department.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify that Frisco City Council positions are elected at-large and correct Laura Rummel's occupation and time living in Frisco.