3 candidates file for January election to fill spot on McKinney City Council

McKinney City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
McKinney City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

McKinney City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The upcoming special election to fill the At Large Place 2 seat on the McKinney City Council has drawn three candidates.

The deadline to file for a place on the ballot for the special Jan. 15 election closed Nov. 12, and John Booher, Patrick Cloutier and Vicente Torres have each sent in applications for the seat.

To be eligible for candidacy, applicants must be registered voters in the city for at least one year prior to election day, and they must physically reside in the city or district represented at the time of election and during their office term, per the city website. Since this is one of the three at-large positions on the council, candidates can reside within any of the districts in the city.

Voters will choose one of these three candidates to fill the council seat of Frederick Frazier, who announced Oct. 15 his intention to run for state representative in House District 61. Frazier will continue to serve on the council until a new member is elected to replace him, he said.

The last day to register to vote in this election is Dec. 16. Early voting will run from Dec. 29 to Jan. 11. There will be five polling places where voters can cast ballots during early voting and on election day, documents showed. The locations are shown on the map below.

Look for more candidate information and future Q&As on communityimpact.com and in McKinney's December edition of Community Impact Newspaper.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.


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