Two contested races to appear on May ballot for Richardson City Council

Registered voters in Richardson will be able to cast ballots in seven City Council races—including one for the mayor’s seat—during a municipal election in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Registered voters in Richardson will be able to cast ballots in seven City Council races—including one for the mayor’s seat—during a municipal election in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Registered voters in Richardson will be able to cast ballots in seven City Council races—including one for the mayor’s seat—during a municipal election in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Registered voters in Richardson will be able to cast ballots in seven City Council races—including one for the mayor’s seat—during a municipal election in May.

Five of the races are unopposed, while two are contested. The only incumbent council member whose seat is being challenged is Kyle Kepner, who will go up against newcomer Joe Corcoran in the race for Place 4.

Jennifer Justice is the only person to file for outgoing Council Member Mark Solomon's seat, which means that Justice has essentially secured her spot on the dais.

Three candidates—Daniel Burdette, Marilyn Frederick and Arefin Shamsul—will compete for outgoing Council Member Steve Mitchell's seat. Mitchell and Solomon's terms expire in May.

The names below reflect the full list of candidates who had filed to run as of the Feb. 12 filing deadline.
Early voting for the May 1 election is scheduled to take place April 19-27.


Editor’s note: An asterisk indicates that the candidate is an incumbent.

Richardson mayor

Paul Voelker*

Council member, Place 1

Bob Dubey*

Council member, Place 2

Jennifer Justice

Council member, Place 3

Janet DePuy*

Council member, Place 4

Joe Corcoran

Kyle Kepner*

Council member, Place 5

Ken Hutchenrider*

Council member, Place 6

Daniel Burdette

Marilyn Frederick

Arefin Shamsul
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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