Monday, March 2, 2015

Barely a Ripple in Richardson Elections

Only two places out of seven will be contested in Richardson's May 9 City Council elections and of those, only one won't have an incumbent running (Kendal Hartley declined to run for re-election.)

Place 1: Bob Townsend (incumbent), Rick Wilder
Place 2: Mark Solomon (incumbent)
Place 3: Scott Dunn (incumbent)
Place 4: Claudia Tatum, Mabel Simpson
Place 5: Paul Voelker (incumbent)
Place 6: Steve Mitchell (incumbent)
Mayor: Laura Maczka (incumbent)

The RISD school board ballot will have no contested races. In fact, there won't even be an election. Only one candidate filed for each of the three positions up for election in 2015, so those three will be elected by default.

Place 1: Jean Bono
Place 2: Kim Caston (incumbent)
Place 5: Eron Linn

Congratulations to all the candidates who volunteer to serve.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
Source: Theodore Roosevelt.


Mark Steger said...

Update: March 2, 2015. The filing deadline for Place 1 and 2 has passed. The filing deadline for Place 5, which is a special election to fill a vacancy on the school board, doesn't end until March 9. So, although there won't be an election for Place 1 or 2, we won't know if there'll be an election for Place 5 until after its own filing deadline expires. As of right now, only one candidate, Eron Linn, has filed for Place 5.

Mark Steger said...

Don't be too sure about not having an election for RISD school board. There's a good chance that a second candidate for the vacant Place 5 will file before the March 9 deadline.

Mark Steger said...

No additional candidate filings for RISD trustee were received after all. No RISD election is needed.