Friday, April 21, 2023

Richardson Echo's May 2023 Voter's Guide

Welcome to the Richardson Echo's May 2023 Voter's Guide.

This guide covers the contested places of the Richardson City Council election and Richardson's City Hall Bond Election.

Early voting starts April 24th, for Richardson City Council and the single bond issue involving City Hall. Regular voting day is May 6th. Unless you live under a rock, you know that Mayor Paul Voelker chose not to run for a final term. The Comprehensive Plan and City Hall are long term consequential issues.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

City Council Candidate Interview Lessons

In a previous post, I discussed interviewing all Richardson Mayoral and City Council Candidates both from opposed seats and unopposed seats. I have concluded all of those interviews and had some time to read over my notes and reflect. Here is what I have learned.

Artist Depiction of a Candidate Hearing my Questions

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Richardson Council Member Uses Social Media Correctly

Much has been written about elected officials use of social media. See how one Richardson Council Member used his voice to a make positive statement.


Monday, April 17, 2023

Richardson's Most Important Election in a Generation.

Every two years Richardson has the opportunity to select a new Mayor and City Council. Traditionally the Mayor and Council seats undergo little or a slow turnover. This year Richardson gets a new Mayor, two new council persons, and potentially a third in a contested seat. 

For these reasons and others I believe this is the most important election for Richardson in a generation.

Richardson Comprehensive Plan Cover
Cover for COR's 2009 Comp Plan

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Richardson 2023 Election Crunch Week

Early voting will begin for Richardson's Mayor and City Council in a week. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was starting to interview Mayor and City Council candidates face to face.

This post is a brief update.

What would you say you do here?

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Richardson will Elect a New Mayor... and That is a Good Thing.

Anyone following Richardson Politics knows we have an actual Mayor's race now that Paul Voelker is stepping down. It may be early to reflect on Mayor Paul Voelker's legacy for the City of Richardson. The upcoming election will decide who will replace him, with two current council members, Janet DePuy, and Bob Dubey competing for the chair. No matter who wins, I will make this statement: The fact we are getting a new mayor is a good thing.

Tom McKamy - Richardson's First Mayor

Why? Read more after the jump.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

WAI: Super Hero in Cape


Super Hero in Cape

Where Am I? Who Am I?

Stealing a page from The Wheel, the Richardson Echo is going to play the, "Where Am I" game.

A Richardson Echo High Five to whoever gets the correct answers.

Where am I and who is wearing the cape?

(Hint: There is actually two possible answers as to the location; one more specific than they other.) 

The answer will be placed after the jump when we get a correct answer.