The city of Southlake will not have an election in May as all three candidates are running unopposed.

Council voted during the March 5 meeting to cancel the May 4 election for the position of mayor and council member Place 2 and a special election the same date for council Place 3.

The details

Southlake’s filing period ran from Jan. 17 to Feb. 16. When Shawn McCaskill, mayor pro tem and Place 3 council member, chose to run for mayor, that opened up his Place 3 position.

McCaskill, who has been on council since 2015, will replace John Huffman, who chose not to run for re-election. He ran for U.S. Congress and was third in voting in the District 26 race to represent Denton County on March 5.

McCaskill has been the mayor pro tem since 2019.

What to expect

For the council spots, Randy Robbins was unopposed in his bid for re-election to Place 2, and this will be his second term. Francis Scharli will fill McCaskill’s former spot in Place 3. She most recently was the vice chair of Southlake’s Parks and Recreation board.

All three will be sworn into office May 7, according to city documents.