Frisco City Council calls Jan. 14 special election to fill vacant seat

Frisco City Council has called for a special election Jan. 14.

Frisco City Council has called for a special election Jan. 14.

Frisco City Council approved calling a special election Jan. 14 to fill the Place 1 seat. The election date was approved 5-1 with council member Bob Allen voting against the January date.

Council had originally discussed holding a February election, but several council members said they wanted to have the new council member elected as soon as possible.

Allen, who holds the Place 1 seat, is vacating the seat as he plans to run for Frisco mayor.

Filing for the Place 1 seat begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday and runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 5. Eligible candidates for City Council must:

  • be at least age 18 by the time the election occurs;

  • be a qualified voter;

  • live within the corporate city limits for a least one year before the filing date;

  • and not have any outstanding taxes or liabilities due to the city.


Early voting for the election runs Dec. 28-Jan. 10. The early voting and Election Day locations in Frisco will be at Fire Stations No. 4, 7 and 8 and the Collin College Preston Ridge campus.

Click here for more information about filing for Frisco City Council.

Former Frisco City Council member Jeff Cheney is also running for mayor.