Frisco City Council Elections May 2016 – Meet The Candidates

Two seats in Frisco City Council are up for grabs in the May 2016 election and each seat has 3 candidates.

Jeff Cheney will be reaching his term limits and will vacate Place 2.

John Keating is running for the House of Representatives District 33 seat and will vacate Place 4.

The election is on May 7, 2016. Get your Frisco election packets and information here.

Place 2 Frisco City Council Candidates

Terri Green

Terri Green is a native Texan and graduate of Tyler Jr. College, the University of Texas at El Paso and South Texas College of Law in Houston. Terri moved to Frisco in August 2002, has been active in the community while raising two sons, who are now grown leaving Terri the time and opportunity to give back to the city they call home.

During her 26 year law career, Terri has combined her ability to listen with a durable work ethic and deep knowledge of the law. Terri was appointed as the Collin County Associate Probate Judge in 2013, and was also appointed a Teen Court Judge in Plano, where she sat on the bench for four years. The Collin County Commissioner’s Court appointed her to the Collin County Child Protective Services Board in 2010 where she was elected by other Board members as its President and continues to serve in that role today.

Eric Hall

Eric Hall is a veteran of the United States Army spent the majority of his military career in scout and reconnaissance platoons and deployed to Iraq in late 2007. Eric left active duty Army in 2010 and completed the remainder of his Army career in the Army Guard Reserve until 2013.

Eric earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Texas in Dallas, and MA in Constitutional Law Studies. While attending the University, Eric was the Chapter Chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas, a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and the John Marshall Pre-law Society.

Eric and his wife live in Frisco, TX where he continues to serve his community through his local Church and by serving as a precinct chair in Frisco, and as the Collin County GOP vice-chairman for engagement. Eric is a Graduate of Frisco City Hall 101, a Leader in the DFW Chapter of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a Member of the Association of the United States Army, and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Shona Huffman

Shona Huffman is a native Texan and 12-year resident of Frisco. She brings leadership skills and policy experience to some of the city’s most important projects.

Currently, Shona serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, and represents the Chamber in the joint effort between the City, Frisco ISD, West Frisco Homeowners Association, Collin County Association of Realtors, and residents and business owners in the fight against the transmission lines that are proposed for Main Street.

Over the last 12 years, Shona has focused on Frisco, serving the community as an appointed official on the 2014-2015 Citizens Bond Committee, and as elected President of the 2012-2013 Leadership Frisco Class.

Shona has bachelor’s degrees from Southwest Baptist University, and two master’s degrees in political science and public policy.

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Place 4 Council Candidates (Currently John Keating)

Cindy Asche

Cindy Asche is an emergency nurse and has been a resident of Frisco for more than 13 years. She stays involved in the community would like to focus on seeing the city’s developments through to fruition while ensuring there are no tax rate hikes. Public safety is also a priority for her as developments such at the $5Billion Mile are expected to increase traffic significantly..

Asche’s has a background as a 30-year emergency nurse. In her role as an emergency nurse manager she managed emergency departments, trauma centers and trauma programs in Austin and Dallas.

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Laxmi Tummala

Laxmi Tummala was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Her parents immigrated to America in the 1960s and taught by example the meaning of honesty, trustworthiness, kindness, compassion, determination and courage. She met and married her husband in 1996, when they moved to DFW and 2009, settled in Frisco. They have been married for 19 years and have 2 children ages 15 and 13.

Laxmi demonstrates commitment to community by helping coordinate a free annual health fair for the residents of Frisco, in conjunction with Centennial Medical Center. She has also coordinates food drives, senior center visits, volunteering for Frisco Family Services.

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Bill Woodard

Bill Woodard has lived in Frisco since 2005. He and Laura (née Segars) have three boys who attend Frisco ISD schools.

Bill has is a banking professional and has been in lending for over 20 years, with increasing responsibility at nationally known corporations such as Bank of America and Citibank. Today he is a Vice President and part of the key management team at American Business Lending. Bill has a BBA in Finance from UNLV, and a Masters in Accounting from UT-Dallas.

Bill has an extensive community service record in Frisco including as a member of the Planning And Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for Hike & Bike Master Plan Update, Charter Review Commission, Zoning Advisory Committee, and 2010 Complete Count Census Committee.

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