Newcomers Dan Smith, Gina Hicks elected to Katy City Council; $6M bond package passes

Four candidates were running to fill two seats on the Katy City Council in the May 1 election. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
Four candidates were running to fill two seats on the Katy City Council in the May 1 election. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)

Four candidates were running to fill two seats on the Katy City Council in the May 1 election. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)

Newcomers Dan Smith and Gina Hicks have been elected to serve on Wards A and B, respectively, of the Katy City Council, according to the unofficial final results.

Smith received 72.17%, or 446 early and election day votes, for Ward A, while opponent Diane Walker received 27.83%, or 172 votes.

The seat is currently held by Council Member William "Dusty" Thiele, who was appointed in November to fill a vacancy and did not seek re-election.

Newcomer Hicks garnered 62.06%, or 476 votes, for Ward B. Incumbent Council Member Jenifer Jordan Stockdick received 37.94%, or 291 votes.

Additionally, the majority of Katy residents who voted in the election cast their ballots in favor of a $6 million bond package that will help connect residents throughout the community to downtown and fix buildings in need of repairs.


According to the unofficial final results, 936 residents or 71.12% of voters, voted in favor of Proposition A, which has a $1.8 million price tag and is focused on funding public safety projects and improvements to city buildings, and 380, or 28.88% of voters, voted against it.

Similarly, 874 residents or 66.26% of voters voted in favor of Proposition B, which has a price tag of $4.2 million and is focused on parks, and 445, or 33.74%, voted against. If approved, funds would go toward city park improvements, including the creation of a hike and bike trail system and the construction of a parks administration building.

The 38 city of Katy charter amendments on the ballot were also favored among city voters, according to the unofficial final results. Read more about the charter amendments here.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.


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