Shamsul, Frederick head to runoff for Richardson City Council Place 6, Corcoran wins Place 4 seat

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Arefin Shamsul and Marilyn Frederick will have a runoff for the Richardson City Council Place 6 seat, while Joe Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Arefin Shamsul and Marilyn Frederick will have a runoff for the Richardson City Council Place 6 seat, while Joe Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect final results and to include the Richardson City Council Place 5 race.

Election day results from May 1 show Arefin Shamsul and Marilyn Frederick headed for a runoff for the Richardson City Council Place 6 seat while Joe Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position.

All precincts are reporting.

Shamsul received the most votes in the Place 6 race with 40.5% followed by Frederick's 30%. As none of the three candidates in the race received at least 50% of the votes cast, Richardson will hold a runoff election between those two on June 5. Early voting will be May 24-June 1.

Daniel Burdette just missed the Place 6 runoff after receiving 29.5% of the votes in the race. Shamsul is founder and chief executive officer of Stream Water Group Inc., Frederick is a Realtor/broker, and Burdette is a software development manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories.


Corcoran's 53.4% of the votes was enough to unseat Kepner, who received 46.6% of the Place 4 votes. Corcoran, who works in corporate compliance, will serve a two-year term on council. Kepner, owner of The Wine Authority, was seeking his second term.

Mayor Paul Voelker, Place 1 Council Member Bob Dubey, Place 3 Council Member Janet DePuy and Place 5 Council Member Ken Hutchenrider were each uncontested in their re-election bids. Jennifer Justice was also uncontested in the race for outgoing Council Member Mark Solomon's Place 2 seat.

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By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.