This story, originally published Jan. 16, was updated Feb. 12 to include the latest filing information.
The latest batch of filings provided by the city secretary’s office shows four incumbents and seven newcomers have submitted applications for a seat on Richardson City Council.
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—have applied to run again. Mayor Paul Voelker filed his application for re-election Feb. 1. The deadline to apply for a place on the May 4 ballot is Feb. 15.
Seven 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 has 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.
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 have filed an application for a place on the ballot.
Richardson City Council candidates filed
Incumbent Paul Voelker
Incumbent Bob Dubey
Incumbent Mark Solomon
Raymond DeGuzman Sr.
Incumbent Steve Mitchell