On Saturday, May 11, voters in McKinney cast their ballots in the general election to choose Mayor and City Council representatives for District 1, District 3 and one At Large seat.
With 100% of precincts reporting,
• Brian Loughmiller retained the Mayor seat with 2,497 votes or 89.95 percent of the total, defeating Derrick E. Johnson, who received 279 votes or 10.05 percent of the total.
• Randall P. Pogue earned the At Large seat, with 1,799 votes or 63.82 percent of the total, defeating Jeremiah J. Hammer, who received 385 votes or 13.66 percent of the total, and J. Martin Sanchez, who received 635 votes or 22.53 percent of the total.
• Don Day ran unopposed for the District 1 Council seat and collected 227 votes.
• Travis Ussery ran unopposed for the District 3 Council seat and collected 668 votes.
Two Collin College trustee seats were running with opposition,
• For the Trustee, Place 4 position, Jim Orr earned 9,495 votes or 47.33 percent of the total, Adrian Rodriguez received 6,512 votes or 32.46 percent of the total, and Buddy Minett received 4,054 votes or 20.21 percent of the total. Because none of the three candidates won 50% of the vote, a runoff between Orr and Rodriguez will be held in June, either the 15th, 22nd or 29th. A final date will be determined soon.
• Andy Hardin earned Trustee, Place 9 position with 10,224 votes or 57.54 percent of the total, defeating Richard R. Anderson who received 7,544 votes or 42.46 percent of the total.
Two Collin College trustee seats were running unopposed, Stacy Anne Arias (Place 5) and Mac Hendrcks (Place 6).
Only 7.44 percent of all registered voters in Collin County came out to cast ballots in this election.
McKinney Main Street, along with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, hosted Election Night on the Square on Kentucky Proper in Historic Downtown McKinney. Residents enjoyed a good old-fashioned street party and received updated election results throughout the evening. The weather was beautiful, and the crowd was full of excitement. Other sponsors included Councilman Don Day, Judge Paul Raleeh, Rick's Chophouse and The Grand Hotel.
“Election Night on the Square is always a fun event for Historic Downtown McKinney. It is like one big block party of celebrations, camaraderie and getting to know our neighbors alongside our elected officials. This year proved to be an even bigger success with the increased crowds joining the downtown merchants for Second Saturdays on the Square, live music and festivities,” stated Ty Lake, Director of McKinney Main Street and the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
Click here for the news release on the election from the City of McKinney.