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January 3rd, 2011
Johnson says she will seek re-election as Kyle mayor


Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson announced her candidacy for re-election today, opening campaign season ahead of the May municipal election.

“I have sought to make many positive changes since my election, but I feel there is much work still to accomplish. I have been true to my word; I believe we (the city council) have made Kyle a better place to live,” the mayor said.

Johnson was elected in February last year to fill the the unexpired term of former Mayor Mike Gonzalez, who resigned to unsuccessfully pursue the Republican nomination for Hays County Pct. 2 commissioner. Voters in May will pick a mayor for a full three-year term.

In an announcement statement, Johnson pointed to the .85 cents shaved from the city’s property tax rate, which decreased this fiscal year to 41.54 cents per $100 from 42.4 cents in fiscal year 2009. City staff had recommended an increase to 45.39 cents.

The city has also made strides in increasing transparency, Johnson said. Kyle received a Gold Leadership Award from the States Comptroller’s office for Transparency in Government, one of only 58 in Texas.

“We are one of the fastest growing cities in the country right now but I also believe we have the opportunity to be one of the best. This is why after careful consideration I have decided to run for re-election,” Johnson said.

Council members Becky Selberra and David Wilson will also be up for re-election in May.

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