Three McKinney City Council seats up for election in May; packets available for those interested in running


Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that an at large seat is up for election in May.

Election day is set for May 4, and three McKinney City Council seats are up for election, including District 2, held by Rainey Rogers; District 4, held by Chuck Branch; and an at large seat held by mayor pro tem Tracy Rath.

Packets are now available for individuals interested in running for those council seats, according to the city of McKinney. The packets contain necessary forms, eligibility information, instructions, campaigning rules and more, and they may be picked up from the city secretary at McKinney City Hall, located at 222 N. Tennessee St.

Those intending to run must file for a place on the general election ballot between Jan. 16 and Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.

Rath said she does not intend to run for re-election; Rogers said he will be running again, and Branch has not given a comment to Community Impact Newspaper.

Early voting will take place from April 22-27, 29-30.

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Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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