Last Friday (Feb. 27, 2015) marked the deadline for candidates to file for a place on the Saturday, May 9 general election ballot. Voters are due to choose new members for the McKinney City Council, the Collin College Board of Trustees and McKinney Independent School District (MISD) Board of Trustees.

The McKinney City Council has seven members. Four council members are elected to single-member districts, and two council members and the mayor are elected at large. The election will decide who holds one at large seat, as well as the District 2 and District 4 seats on the City Council.

Collin College is led by a nine-member, elected Board of Trustees, along with the district president. The Board has final authority to determine and interpret the policies that govern the College District.

Positions 4,5 and 6 will be open on the MISD board, which oversees district operations.

Thursday, April 9 is the last day to register to vote in the election. Early voting is scheduled for Monday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 5.

Following are the citizens who have filed for a spot on the upcoming City Council election ballot:

McKinney City Council District 2
Matt Hilton
Rainey Rogers

McKinney City Council District 4
Angie Bado
Chuck Branch
Robert DeMarco
Ty Lake
Pablo Ruiz
Steven Spainhouer
David Joseph Weaver

At Large
Peter Bailey
Bill Campbell
Jeremiah Hammer
Tracy Rath
Rodrick D. Robinson

The following residents will be candidates for the Collin College trustee positions:

Bob Collins
Steve Cone
Mike Gould
Andy Hardin
Collin Kennedy
Jim Orr
Ken Roberts

The following residents will be candidates for the McKinney Independent School District trustee positions:

MISD Board Place 4
Amy Dankel

MISD Board Place 5
Lynn Sperry
Tommy Stanley

MISD Board Place 6 (At Large)
Stephanie O’Dell
Curtis Rath

For more information, go to the city’s elections page — For more details about the Collin College trustees, visit For more details about the MISD trustees, visit More detailed information about the local elections can be found at

Click here for a complete list of the early voting locations in McKinney and other places in Collin County.