The mayoral seat and all six City Council seats are on the ballot during the May 6 election, and four of those races will be contested.

Current council members Bob Dubey and Janet DePuy are running for Richardson mayor. Dubey, who retired as Richardson ISD athletic director in 2016, has represented Place 1 since 2017. DePuy was first elected to Richardson City Council Place 3 in 2019 after serving on the Richardson City Plan Commission for more than 10 years. Mayor Paul Voelker previously announced that he was not seeking re-election, stating he did not want to head into the next cycle as a “lame duck” mayor.

In the three contested council races, Curtis Dorian is running against G. Scott Waddell to succeed Dubey for Place 1. For Place 3, which will be left vacant by DePuy, Steven Springs is facing off against Dan Barrios. The only incumbent facing a challenger for re-election is Ken Hutchenrider. He is running against Todd Hunter for Place 5, which is an at-large seat.

Three other incumbents are unopposed for the remaining council races with Jennifer Justice running for Place 2, Joe Corcoran running for Place 4 and Arefin Shamsul running for Place 6.

The mayor and all council members are elected to two-year terms with no member allowed to serve more than six consecutive two-year terms in any place, according to city officials.

Early voting in the election will begin April 24 and continue through May 2. Election Day is May 6.