Frisco City Council member John Keating was sworn into his Place 1 seat for a third term during a May 21 meeting.

The details

Keating secured 8,334 votes, or 59.38%, during the May 4 election. This will be his third term in Place 1, and it will run through May 2027.

It is also his 13th nonconsecutive year serving on council—he was first elected to Place 4 in 2010 and left to run for a Texas House of Representatives seat in 2016. He was later elected to council’s Place 1 seat in 2017.

A representative from Texas Rep. Pat Fallon’s office presented Keating with a certificate of recognition during the May 21 meeting.

“Your service to our community is appreciated,” said Melanie Royer, an outreach and constituent services representative for Fallon.

Council member Angelia Pelham was also slated to be sworn in for her next term during the meeting but was out of town. She has already signed the necessary paperwork to continue serving in her Place 3 seat and will be formally sworn in during council's next meeting on June 4, City Secretary Kristi Morrow said.

What else?

Council members Bill Woodard and Tammy Meinershagen were unanimously appointed to the positions of mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem, respectively, during the meeting.

“The roles of these are to certainly serve in the role as mayor out in the public when I'm unavailable,” Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “Quite frankly, we just have so many events and activities happening on a daily basis all across Frisco that these definitely become daily commitments as well for our mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem.”

The last mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem were Keating and Pelham, respectively.

“It is a big time commitment, so we also try to get different council [members] different leadership positions,” Cheney said. “A lot of times these positions will rotate from year to year.”