This story, originally published Jan. 16, was updated Feb. 22 to include the latest filing information.
The finalized batch of filings provided by the city secretary’s office shows four incumbents and nine newcomers submitted applications for a seat on Richardson City Council. The mayor will also run for re-election.
City Council members Scott Dunn, Place 3; Mabel Simpson, Place 4; and Marta Gomez Frey, Place 5, have confirmed they will not seek re-election in May. The three remaining incumbents—Bob Dubey, Mark Solomon and Steve Mitchell—will run again. Mayor Paul Voelker filed his application for re-election Feb. 1.
Nine newcomers have thrown their hats in the ring. Vying for the Place 3 seat that will be left vacant by Dunn are Janet Depuy, Dan Barrios and Franklin Byrd. Kenneth Hutchenrider and Mauri Long have applied to run for Frey’s Place 5 seat. Vying for Simpson’s Place 4 seat are Kyle Kepner, Raymond DeGuzman Sr. and Johnny Lanzillo. Incumbent Bob Dubey will be challenged by newcomer Jason Clarke.
Richardson ISD’s move to a majority single-member district voting system following the settlement of a lawsuit last week means its will likely be postponed until November, pending approval by a federal judge.
Here is a list of City Council candidates who will appear on the May 4 ballot.
Richardson City Council candidates
Incumbent Paul Voelker
Incumbent Bob Dubey
Incumbent Mark Solomon
Raymond DeGuzman Sr.
Incumbent Steve Mitchell