Carol Kyer, who served five terms on the Lewisville ISD’s board of trustees, filed Monday for the Place 5 seat on the Flower Mound Town Council.
Kyer, who served as president on the board of trustees for several terms, sought a sixth term on the board in May 2014 but lost to challenger Tracy Scott Miller.
Itamar Gelbman, currently serving as an alternate on the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission, announced in January his candidacy for the Place 5 seat on the council.
Jean Levenick, who currently holds Place 5 on the town council, announced Feb. 2 during a council meeting that she would not be seeking re-election.
This is the first contested council race this season in Flower Mound. In Place 1, Michael Walker, who currently serves as deputy mayor pro tem, has announced he will seek re-election.
Don McDaniel, who currently serves on the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission, announced earlier in January that he will seek election to the Place 3 seat being vacated by Mark Wise, who announced at a recent town council meeting that he would not be seeking re-election to the council. McDaniel filed for election to the seat on the first day of filing.
Recent proposed developments have stirred some controversy among residents, some who have called for a slowing down of new development. Flower Mound, which has garnered several accolades for its lifestyle and bond ratings, is currently seeing major economic growth both in terms of major corporations moving into the community and large mixed-use developments under construction, including Lakeside DFW and the River Walk at Central Park.
Last year, the town election was cancelled when no challengers filed for the vacant seats – the first time the town has cancelled an election in a number of years.
The filing period for the May 9 election runs until Feb. 27.