Richardson City Council candidates to answer questions at April 17 forum


Residents will get a chance to hear from candidates running for Richardson City Council at an April 17 forum hosted by the League of Women Voters Richardson.

Unopposed candidates will not participate in the Q&A part of the forum but will be permitted to make a closing statement, according to a league press release. Residents are welcome to submit questions for candidates both during the forum or in advance by sending an email to

The forum begin at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road. A live stream will be available at or viewers can tune into a live broadcast via the city’s cable TV channels—channel 16 for Time Warner Cable and channel 99 for AT&T U-verse.

Candidates running for mayor and Richardson City Council are:

Place 1: Bob Dubey and Jason Clarke
Place 2: Mark Solomon
Place 3: Franklin Byrd, Dan Barrios and Janet DePuy
Place 4: Raymond DeGuzman Sr., Johnny Lanzillo and Kyle Kepner
Place 5: Mauri Long and Ken Hutchenrider
Place 6: Steve Mitchell
Place 7 mayor: Paul Voelker

Prior to the event, voters can brush up on their knowledge of the candidates by reading Community Impact Newspaper‘s candidate Q&As.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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