The community is invited to join the McKinney Chamber of Commerce as they host their annual Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eldorado Country Club. This year’s program will include a moderated Q&A with the three candidates for the at-large position on the McKinney City Council as well as remarks from Mayor Brian Loughmiller and District 1 Councilman Don Day.

Current Mayor, Brian Loughmiller, is seeking reelection for a second term. The challenger in this race, Derrick Johnson, announced on March 19 that he would be suspending his campaign. However, Johnson missed the cutoff date to be removed from the ballot, so the mayoral race is still technically contested, and his name will appear on the ballot.

Three candidates are seeking the at-large seat currently held by David Brooks, who did not to seek another term. Those candidates are Jeremiah Hammer, Randy Pogue and Martin Sanchez, all of whom will participate in a Question and Answer session moderated by City Council Member Geralyn Kever.

Two other seats on the City Council are uncontested as only the incumbents filed for reelection: Day in District 1 (who is attending) and Travis Ussery in District 3.

Races for seats open for elections with the City of McKinney will be held on Saturday, May 11.

In order to participate in the election process, you must be registered in the district in which you live. Deadline to register to vote is Thursday, April 11. Click here for more information on the Collin County website.

Click here for more information and to register for the Forum.

Exhibit space is also available. Email Nicolette for more information: ndaugherty@mckinneychamber.com.