National elections get all the attention, but let’s face it – when it comes to your day-to-day life it’s the local elections that really matter.  If you care about your property value and the quality of the schools you need to get informed and vote!  On May 9th we are voting for four City Council spots and three Plano ISD board spots.  Scroll down for more info and links to each candidate.

  • Not sure if your’e registered or want to know your districts?  Go here. To register to vote go here.  You have to be registered 30 days before the election to be eligible to vote.
  • Early voting is April 27 – May 5.  For specifics go here.
  • If you’re voting on May 9th go here to find your voting location.

There is a Candidate Forum hosted by the Collin County League of Women Voters on Saturday, April 11 from 10:30am – 1:30pm at the Parr Library.


City Council

Plano has a Council-Manager form of government where the Council sets City policy and the Manager is responsible for City operations. The City Council consists of the Mayor and seven City Council members, all of whom are elected at-large (they represent the entire City), so anyone may vote for all eight places as they come due regardless of where they may reside in the City. Each Council Member serves a four-year term and all members are limited to no more than two consecutive terms.

Of the eight Council Places, candidates running and serving in places one, two, three, and four must reside in that district.  To see the district map go here.

Place 1

Angela Miner

Place 3

Rick Grady

Place 5

Mike Mansfield

Ron Kelley

Matt Lagos

Place 7

Jim McGee

Tom Harrison

Plano ISD Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of four years each.  Each board member represents Plano ISD at large.

Place 4

Mike Friedman (incumbent)

Sharon Hirsch

Yoram Solomon

Place 5

David Stolle (incumbent)

Place 7

Missy Bender (incumbent)

Paul P. Kaminsky