Candidates, polling locations and more: McKinney's May 2019 Local Voter Guide

McKinney residents will vote on city bond propositions and city charter amendments in addition to candidates for City Council, McKinney ISD and Collin College.

McKinney residents will vote on city bond propositions and city charter amendments in addition to candidates for City Council, McKinney ISD and Collin College.

Community Impact Newspaper has gathered much reporting in one place to help McKinney voters make sense of their choices.

On May 4, McKinney residents will vote on three City Council seats, three McKinney ISD board of trustee seats and four Collin College board of trustee seats. Residents will also vote on five city bond propositions and two city charter amendments.

We have included links to much of our reporting throughout the page, including candidate Q&A's, voting locations and more.


Important dates



  • Early voting: April 22-30

  • Last day to apply for a ballot by mail: April 23

  • Election day: May 4







McKinney City Council


There are six candidates running for McKinney City Council where three seats are up for grabs.

Click on the names below to learn more about each candidate, their qualifications and priorities.

At large
Frederick Fraizer
Stephen Kallas
John Mott

District 2
Rainey Rogers*

District 4
Rick Franklin
Siotha Vest

*This candidate is an incumbent.






McKinney bond propositions


Proposition A: “The issuance of $75,000,000 general obligation bonds for public safety facilities and the levying of a tax in payment thereof”

Proposition B: “The issuance of $50,000,000 general obligation bonds for a Municipal Community Complex and the levying of a tax in payment thereof”

Proposition C: “The issuance of $91,000,000 general obligation bonds for parks and recreation facilities and the levying of a tax in payment thereof”

Proposition D: “The issuance of $34,000,000 general obligation bonds for public works facilities and the levying of a tax in payment thereof”

Proposition E: “The issuance of $100,000,000 general obligation bonds for street improvements including sidewalk, alley, and other traffic flow improvements and the levying of a tax in payment thereof”

More about the bond election can be found in Community Impact Newspaper's previous coverage.






McKinney charter propositions


Charter amendments

Proposition F: Shall Section 145 of the City Charter be amended to provide for a reduction in the required petition signatures needed to initiate a recall election?

  • Proposed language: “Sec. 145. - Recall petitions
    The recall petition to be effective must be returned and filed with the City Secretary within forty-five (45) days after the filing of the affidavit required for initiative and referendum petitions, and it must be signed by qualified voters residing in any district, irrespective of the seat subject of the recall petition, of the City equal in number to at least thirty (30) percent of the total number of votes cast at the last regular municipal election; provided, however, that the petition shall contain the signatures of at least one thousand (1,000) of the qualified voters of the City and shall conform to the provisions of initiative and referendum petitions. No petition papers shall be accepted as part of petition unless it bears the signature of the City Secretary as required in initiative and referendum petitions.”


Proposition G: Shall Section 146 of the City Charter be amended to clarify that recall elections are city wide?

  • Proposed language: “Sec. 146. - Recall election
    The City Secretary shall at once examine the recall petition and, if the City Secretary finds it sufficient and in compliance with the provisions of this Chapter of the Charter, the City Secretary shall within five (5) days or at the next regular City Council meeting, whichever is later, submit it to the City Council with its office’s certificate to that effect and notify the officer sought to be recalled of such action.
    If the officer whose removal is sought does not resign within five (5) days after such notice, the City Council shall thereupon order and fix a date for holding a citywide recall election according to State law.”







McKinney ISD


There are four candidates running for the McKinney ISD board of trustees in which three seats are up for grabs.

Click on the names below to learn more about each candidate, their qualifications and priorities.

Board of trustees, place 4
Amy Dankel*

Board of trustees, place 5
Lynn Sperry*

Board of trustees, place 6
Stephanie O'Dell*
Chad Green

*This candidate is an incumbent.





Collin College


There are six candidates running for the Collin College board of trustees in which four seats are up for grabs.

Click on the names below to learn more about each candidate, their qualifications and priorities.

Board of trustees, Place 2 
Jay Saad

Board of trustees, Place 4
Greg Gomel
Buzz Kolbe

Board of trustees, Place 5
Raj Menon*

Board of trustees, Place 6
Stacy Anne Arias
Tim Chappell

*This candidate is an incumbent.





Voting locations


Wondering where to vote on election day or for early voting? The interactive map below includes all voting locations in McKinney city limits.

In the map below, blue markers represent early voting locations in McKinney. Red markers represent election day voting locations in McKinney. Some locations are used for both early voting and election day voting.

Early voting locations will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22-24 and April 26-27, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 25 and 7 a.m-7 p.m. April 29-30.

On election day, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.




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By Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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