Plano North May 2021

ELECTION Plano numbers shine for election with heavy ballot of issues

BY JOE WARNER

City Council seat to run for mayor. In the special election for Place 7, the May 1 election set up a runo elec- tion among two of the ve candidates. A runo election will be held June 5 between Julie Holmer and Chris Robertson, who took 33.8% and 32.6% of the votes, respectively. Place 4 is the other runo election set for June. Justin Adcock received 42.6% of the votes in the May 1 election and incumbent Kayci Prince took second with 38.5%. In Place 2, incumbent Anthony Ricciardelli won with 52.8% of the vote over Steve Lavine. In Place 8, incumbent Rick Smith won with 53% of the vote over Elisa Klein. In the PISD portion of the ballot, Lauren Tyra won the board of trustees Place 1 seat, while incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers were re-elected to Places 2, 3 and 6, respectively.

More than 20% of Plano registered voters took part in the city’s May 1 election, according to city ocials. Voters selected Plano ISD board members, a newmayor, City Council members and approved the city’s $364 million bond package. Collin County saw 14.71% of registered voters in the county cast ballots in the spring election, while Denton County had an 8.83% voter turnout, according to data from the two counties. While each of the six bond proposi- tions passed, two Plano City Council races were settled, and two will move on to runo elections June 5. Early voting will be May 24-June 1, accord- ing to the city. John Muns was elected the new mayor of Plano, fending o Lily Bao by more than 3,000 votes and Lydia Ortega. Bao vacated her Place 7 Plano

Of the 94,405 total votes cast in Collin County for the May 1 election, nearly 65% came from early voting. (Rebecca Anderson/Community Impact Newspaper)

2,659 mail votes 30,610 election day votes 61,136 early votes

VOTER TURNOUT While Plano ocials said more than 20% of registered voters cast ballots in the May 1 election, turnout was not that high in Collin or Denton counties. Between early, election day and mail voting, nearly 15% of registered voters in Collin County weighed in for the spring election, while nearly 9% turned out in Denton County.

1,345 mail votes

14.71% turnout

29,604 early votes 17,652 election day votes

8.83% turnout

SOURCES: COLLIN COUNTY, DENTON COUNTY, CITY OF PLANOCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Collin County

Denton County

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