McKINNEY (May 9, 2015) — McKinney residents cast their ballots Saturday in the general election to vote for the three City Council representatives. Seats for District 2, District 4 and one At Large seat were contested by 14 total candidates. District 2 and 4 representatives are chosen by the voters in their respective districts, and all McKinney voters can vote for the representative in the At Large position.
To be elected to City Council, a candidate must receive a majority of votes in the general election, or more than 50 percent of the total vote. All results are unofficial and courtesy of the Collin County Election Administrator. Provisional ballots and any overseas ballots will be counted and final results certified on Friday, May 15. The City Council will canvass the results at their special meeting on Monday, May 18.
According to the unofficial results, Rainey Rogers has won the District 2 seat, earning 657 votes, or 50.73 percent of the total. Rogers defeated Matt Hilton, who earned 638 votes or 49.27 percent of the total.
District 4 Run-off
According to the unofficial results, there will be a run-off election for the District 4 City Council seat, and voters will elect either Chuck Branch or Pablo Ruiz on June 13, with early voting June 1-9. Branch earned 661 votes, or 38.16 percent of the total. Ruiz earned 393 votes, or 22.69 percent of the total.
The run-off election only includes the candidates who received the top two vote totals. Five other candidates also ran but will not appear on the ballot in the run-off election.
- Angie Bado earned 381 votes or 22 percent of the total
- Robert DeMarco earned 30 votes or 1.73 percent of the total
- Ty Lake earned 218 votes or 12.59 percent of the total
- Steven Spainhouer earned 29 votes or 1.67 percent of the total
- David Joseph Weaver earned 20 votes or 1.15 percent of the total
At Large Run-off
According to the unofficial results, there will be a run-off election for the At Large City Council seat, and voters will elect either Tracy Rath or Bill Campbell to the City Council At Large seat on June 13, with early voting June 1-9. Rath earned 1894 votes, or 43.52 percent of the total. Campbell earned 1341 votes, or 30.81 percent of the total.
The run-off election only includes the candidates who received the top two vote totals. Three other candidates also ran but will not appear on the ballot in the run-off election.
- Peter Bailey earned 107 votes or 2.46 percent of the total
- Jeremiah Hammer earned 466 votes or 10.71 percent of the total
- Rodrick D. Robinson earned 544 votes or 12.5 percent of the total
More information for the run-off election for City Council will be posted to mckinneytexas.org/vote.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 155,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.