Voters head to the polls May 1 to elect new Plano mayor, four City Council members

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1 for election day. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1 for election day. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1 for election day. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Plano voters head to the polls May 1 to elect a new mayor and fill four City Council seats. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Three candidates are running to replace Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, who is finishing his second and final term. The candidates are real estate professional Lily Bao, businessman John Muns and retired economics professor Lydia Ortega.

The Place 2 City Council race has incumbent Anthony Ricciardelli facing challenger Steve Lavine. In Place 8, City Council incumbent Rick Smith faces a challenge from Elisa Klein. The Plano City Council Place 4 race has incumbent Kayci Prince facing challengers Justin Adcock, Nassat Parveen and Vidal Quintanilla.

The Place 7 seat, which Bao vacated to run for mayor, is being sought by five candidates: Julie Holmer, Bill Lisle III, Chris Robertson, David Smith and Sandeep Srivastava.

If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in a particular race, the top two vote-getters will head to a runoff on June 5.


For more detailed Q&As on each candidate, visit the Community Impact Newspaper's 2021 Local Voter Guide.

Collin County voters may cast their ballots at any vote center in the county, but Denton County voters must cast ballots at their assigned precinct on election day. For a list of polling places, click here for Collin County or here for Denton County.

For the latest results on this and other races after the polls close, visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.