12 candidates will appear on May 1 ballot for McKinney City Council

McKinney voters will elect representatives for City Council positions May 1. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney voters will elect representatives for City Council positions May 1. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney voters will elect representatives for City Council positions May 1. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Two incumbent candidates and 10 newcomers have filed for positions on McKinney City Council.

Three mayoral candidates have emerged after the filing period for City Council positions closed at 5 p.m. Feb. 12. Mayor George Fuller will run for re-election and will face challengers Thomas Meredith and Jimmy Stewart.

The seat for District 1 has the most candidates to choose from, with five people in total filing for that position. This seat was vacated after La’Shadion Shemwell was recalled by McKinney voters in the November election. Angela Richardson-Woods is currently in this position in an interim capacity after she was appointed by council in December. She said she would not run for the position in the May election.

Running for the District 1 seat are Justin Beller, Trevino Cristoval, Johnny Moore, Stanley Penn, and Thomas Tolan.

Following District 3 Council Member Scott Elliott’s announcement that he would not seek re-election in May, Gere’ Feltus and Vicente Torres have filed for the position.


The At-Large Position 1 seat also has two candidates running. Council Member Charlie Philips is running for re-election and will face challenger Brian Magnuson.

April 1 is the last day to register for voting in the general election, which will take place May 1. Early voting will begin April 19 and close April 27.

Visit www.mckinneytexas.org/2084/2021-general-election for more election information.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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