Kyle City Councilmember Lucy Johnson announced Monday morning that she is running for mayor now that Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez is running for Hays County Commissioner.
Johnson, an at-large councilmember, won her seat in May 2008. It is likely that the mayoral election will take place on Feb. 13, which was the day set by the Kyle council for the special election to fill Ray Bryant’s seat as the eastern district councilmember. Bryant announced recently that he is vacating the seat to run for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner as a Democrat.
“The recession has meant an end to easy solutions for Kyle,” Johnson said. “When I first ran for city council, I stated that our city needs a vision for future growth that retains its individual appeal to stay competitive during a period of widespread economic instability. Remaining competitive is more important than ever for Kyle.”
Johnson claims endorsements from Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle), former Kyle Mayor Ed Winn and former Councilmembers Bryant and Paula Alvarez.
Johnson is the chair of the Kyle Parks and Recreation Committee and represents Kyle on the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG).Email | Print