2017 Plano municipal elections

The 2017 Plano municipal election was an election to the Plano City Council in the city of Plano, Texas on May 6, 2017. Along with the mayoral election (Place 6), seats were contested for Places 2, 4, and 8.[1]

Plano municipal election, 2017

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Turnout17.10%
Candidate Harry LaRosiliere Lily Bao
Popular vote 14,193 11,513
Percentage 52.20% 42.34%

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Precinct results by margin of victory

Mayor before election

Harry LaRosiliere

Elected Mayor

Harry LaRosiliere

Since no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in Places 2 and 8, a runoff was held on June 10, 2017 for these races.[2]

Council seatsEdit

Place 2Edit

The incumbent, Ben Harris, was term-limited. Alfonso Valente, Ann Bacchus, and Anthony Ricciardelli stood for election.[3]

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage[4]
Anthony Ricciardelli 11,535 46.30%
Ann Bacchus 7,010 25.96%
Alfonso Valente 6,467 27.74%

RunoffEdit

No candidate received 50% of the votes, so a runoff election was held on June 10, 2017.

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage
Ann Bacchus 8,553 46.92%
Anthony Ricciardelli 9,676 53.80%

Place 4Edit

The incumbent, Lissa Smith, was term-limited. Kayci Prince and Edward "Ed" Acklin stood for election.[5]

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage[6]
Kayci Prince 12,479 52.36%
Ed Acklin 11,352 47.64%

Place 6 (Mayor)Edit

Incumbent mayor Harry LaRosiliere, the first African-American mayor of Plano,[7] ran for re-election, and the challengers were Leilei "Lily" Bao, Bill Lisle III, and Douglas Reeves.[8][9][10]

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage[11][12]
Harry LaRosiliere 14,193 52.20%
Lily Bao 11,513 42.34%
Douglas Reeves 963 3.54%
Bill Lisle III 523 1.92%

Place 8Edit

David Downs, the incumbent, along with Stirling Morris and Rick Smith, stood for election.[13]

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage[14]
Rick Smith 11,400 48.86%
David Downs 8,419 36.08%
Stirling Morris 3,514 15.06%

RunoffEdit

No candidate received 50% of the votes, so a runoff election was held on June 10, 2017.

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage
David Downs 8,285 46.80%
Rick Smith 9,417 53.20%

PropositionsEdit

Proposition 1Edit

The following question appeared on the ballot:

The issuance of $90,270,000 general obligation bonds for street improvements and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.[15]

Vote number Vote percentage[16]
For 18,532 72.61%
Against 6,992 27.39%

Proposition 2Edit

The following question appeared on the ballot:

The issuance of $29,000,000 general obligation bonds for public safety improvements and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.[17]

Vote number Vote percentage[18]
For 18,061 70.77%
Against 7,460 29.23%

Proposition 3Edit

The following question appeared on the ballot:

The issuance of $78,850,000 general obligation bonds for park improvements and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.[19]

Vote number Vote percentage[20]
For 16,135 63.55%
Against 9,253 36.45%

Proposition 4Edit

The following question appeared on the ballot:

The issuance of $12,500,000 general obligation bonds for recreation centers and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.[21]

Vote number Vote percentage[22]
For 15,717 62.04%
Against 9,616 37.96%

Proposition 5Edit

The following question appeared on the ballot:

The issuance of $10,000,000 general obligation bonds for library facilities and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.[23]

Vote number Vote percentage[24]
For 17,233 67.86%
Against 8,161 32.14%

Proposition 6Edit

The following question appeared on the ballot:

The issuance of $3,500,000 general obligation bonds for Collinwood House and historic preservation structures and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.[25]

Vote number Vote percentage[26]
Against 12,807 51.14%
For 12,236 48.86%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Elections". City of Plano.
  2. ^ "Plano mayor's race may be headed to runoff with anti-apartment slate attracting voters". The Dallas Morning News. 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Place 2 Candidates". City of Plano.
  4. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Place 2" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  5. ^ "Place 4 Candidates". City of Plano.
  6. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Place 4" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  7. ^ "Harry LaRosiliere Wins Historic Election In Plano". CBS 11 News Dallas–Fort Worth. 11 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Elections | Plano, TX - Official Website". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  9. ^ "Elections in Plano". City of Plano.
  10. ^ "Elections in Plano (Archived)". City of Plano. Archived from the original on 2017-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Election Results". www.collincountytx.gov. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  12. ^ "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  13. ^ "Place 8 Candidates". City of Plano.
  14. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Place 8" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  15. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 2017-2-7(R) Prop. 1 - City of Plano Council". City of Plano.
  16. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Proposition 1" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  17. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 2017-2-7(R) Prop. 2 - City of Plano Council". City of Plano.
  18. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Proposition 2" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  19. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 2017-2-7(R) Prop. 3 - City of Plano Council". City of Plano.
  20. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Proposition 3" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  21. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 2017-2-7(R) Prop. 4 - City of Plano Council". City of Plano.
  22. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Proposition 4" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  23. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 2017-2-7(R) Prop. 5 - City of Plano Council". City of Plano.
  24. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Proposition 5" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.
  25. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 2017-2-7(R) Prop. 6 - City of Plano Council". City of Plano.
  26. ^ "Election Summary Report - Early Voting and Election Day Combined - Proposition 6" (PDF). Collin County, Texas.

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