Chamber hosts meet and greet with Richardson City Council candidates

Election day is May 7.

Election day is May 7.

Candidates running for Richardson City Council will gather at The Drawing Board on April 10 for a chance to interact with voters.

All 12 candidates as well as Mayor Paul Voelker, who is running uncontested, will be in attendance. The event, hosted by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, is free and open to the public and will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at 1900 Jay Ell Drive, Richardson.

On the May 4 ballot are four contested seats as well as three uncontested races. Candidates running for mayor and 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&A's.

Candidates will also participate in an April 17 forum hosted by the League of Women Voters Richardson. For more information, visit this link.
By 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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