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
29,604 early votes 17,652 election day votes
SOURCES: COLLIN COUNTY, DENTON COUNTY, CITY OF PLANOCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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