Rowlett elections: Gottel unopposed for Mayor, 2 Council races set in June, July

ROWLETT – With no opposition and barring anything unforeseen, Rowlett Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel (shown above) should become the City’s new Mayor after the Special Election for Mayor and City Council Place 4 is completed July 16.

Who will win City Council Places 3 and 4, however, is a bit more confusing.

Because no candidate received over 50 percent of the vote for City Council Place 3 on Election Day, May 14,  a run-off election was required and scheduled by the City for June 18.

But because Ron Miller, who finished first that day with 36 percent of the vote (415 votes) compared to incumbent Patrick Jackson’s 36 percent (377 votes), chose to withdraw from the June 18 run-off election to run instead for Gottel’s former Place 4 seat July 16, Jackson will now face third-place finisher Carl Pankratz, who received 26 percent (290 votes) of the vote on May 14.

Miller will now run against Duane Fecher and Arlan ‘Brownie’ Sherrill July 18.

Early voting for the Place 3 runoff runs June 6-13 in the Annex Conference Room, 4004 Main St.

For more info, see the Rowlett website Elections page.


June 18 City Council Place 3 Run-Off Election:

Patrick Jackson vs. Carl Pankratz

July 18 Special Election for Mayor & City Council Place 4:

Mayor – Todd Gottel

Place 4 – Ron Miller, Duane Fecher and Arlan ‘Brownie’ Sherrill


By J.J. Smith, Publisher


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