Four candidates file for Round Rock City Council election races

Elections for Round Rock City Council Places 3 and 5 are May 5.

Elections for Round Rock City Council Places 3 and 5 are May 5.

Four total candidates have filed for positions on the Round Rock City Council dais ahead of the May 5 election.

Writ Baese is the only incumbent to file for Round Rock City Council this year and he will run to retain his Place 5 seat. Baese won election to Place 5 in 2015 and has previously served on the Round Rock Chamber Board of Directors.

Ellie Andrew will challenge Baese for the Place 5 seat on city council. According to candidate filing documents, Andrew has lived at her residence in Round Rock for more than a decade and works as a homemaker. Andrew previously ran for Round Rock City Council Place 5 in 2015.

Two candidates filed for Round Rock City Council Place 3 to replace the outgoing Frank Leffingwell, who is currently running in the Republican primary for Williamson County Judge.

Matt Baker, owner of Baker Realty, and Cam Scott, vice president of the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Board, will face each other in the race for Round Rock City Council Place 3.

Scott, who has served on the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corporation Board since 2012, announced his candidacy for the city council position Oct. 11 in a press release. According to that release, Scott has lived in Round Rock for 10 years.

Baker announced he was running in a Dec. 6 Facebook post. According to his campaign website, Baker worked as an engineer for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for more than 20 years and has been a licensed realtor since 2012. Baker states on his website that he moved to the city of Round Rock in 2012.

The deadline for write-in candidates was Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Per Round Rock's website, the city will draw for ballot order Feb. 26.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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