Races for seats open for elections with the City of McKinney, the McKinney Independent School District and Collin College school boards will be held on Saturday, May 11.

In McKinney, the only contested positions are for Mayor and an at-large seat on the City Council.

The current Mayor, Brian Loughmiller, is seeking reelection for a second term. He was being challenged by Derrick Johnson, who filed on the final day. But Johnson announced on March 19 that he would be suspending his campaign, according to a story in The Dallas Morning News. 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.

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

The Collin College Board of Trustees has a contested race for Place 4. Sam Roach is not seeking reelection, but Buddy Minett of Frisco, Jim Orr of Lucas and Adrian Rodriguez of Plano are all running for the position. Two candidates have filed to run for Place 9: Andy Hardin of Frisco and Richard Anderson of Plano. Hardin has held that position since being appointed in July 2012. Running unopposed are incumbents Stacy Arias (Place 5) and Mac Hendricks (Place 6).

None of the four places up for election with MISD are contested as incumbents Maria McKinzie (Place 1), Bobby Amick (Place 2), Kathi Livezey (Place 3) and Curtis Rippee (Place 7) are running unopposed. The three remaining seats on the MISD Board of Trustees come up for election in 2015.

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.

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 9 at Eldorado Country Club. Click here for more information and to register.