The vote took place after a 50-minute executive session during which DePuy and her fellow council members deliberated over the "selection, evaluation and duties of the mayor pro tem," according to the meeting's agenda. The mayor pro tem is responsible for temporarily performing the duties of the mayor in case of the mayor's absence, according to Richardson's municipal code.
“She has done a wonderful job as mayor pro tem for the past two years, and I believe she will continue in that fashion as we go through the year 2023,” Mayor Paul Voelker said.
DePuy was elected to represent Place 3 in 2019. She replaced former Council Member Scott Dunn. Prior to her election to council, DePuy served on the city’s planning commission and as president of the Heights Park Neighborhood Association. She is also a Realtor with Keller Williams.
She will hold the position until the next City Council election in 2023.