May 1 election wrap up: Plano ballot was busy for city, ISD voters

Plano voters had plenty of choices to make May 1. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano voters had plenty of choices to make May 1. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Plano voters had plenty of choices to make May 1. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Plano had a solid election turnout for a packed ballot May 1.

Voters selected Plano ISD board members, a new mayor, city council members and approved the city’s $364 million bond package.

Two city council races will move on to runoff elections on June 5. Early voting will be May 24-June 1, according to the city of Plano.

The bond package, which was split into six propositions, includes $231 million dedicated to street improvements and upgrades to parks and recreation facilities.

More information on the bond proposal is available here.


John Muns is the new mayor of Plano, fending off Lily Bao by more than 3,000 votes and Lydia Ortega. Bao vacated her Place 7 Plano City Council seat to run for mayor. More on the mayoral race is available here.

In the special election for Place 7, the May 1 election set up a runoff election among two of the five candidates. A runoff election will be held June 5 between Julie Holmer and Chris Robertson, who took 33.8% and 32.6% of the votes respectively. More information on place 7 is available here.

Place 4 is the other runoff election set for June, with Justin Adcock leading the way with 42.6% of the votes and incumbent Kayci Prince taking second with 38.5%. Four candidates ran for Place 4 and more information is available here.

Two Plano City Council races were settled May 1. In Place 2, incumbent Anthony Ricciardelli won with 52.8% of the votes over Steve Lavine.

In Place 8, the winner is incumbent Rick Smith with 53% of the vote over challenger Elisa Klein. More on those two races is available here.

In the Plano ISD portion of the ballot, Lauren Tyra won the board of trustees Place 1, while incumbent Angela Powell took Place 2, incumbent Nancy Humphrey won Place 3 and Jeri Chambers won Place 6. More information about vote tallies is available here.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.