The 2021 City Council election will feature one competitive race, and one unchallenged reelection. Place 2 incumbent Kim Clarkson is seeking reelection and is unopposed. In Place 1, incumbent Gary Cochrane will not seek reelection, and the race is being sought by Mary Ellen Summerlin and Roman Garcia.
Kerrville elects its five representatives for two-year terms. In odd years, Places 1 and 2 are on the ballot. In even years, the Mayor, Place 3, and Place 4 representatives are elected. All city council positions are “at large,” meaning there are no geographic districts, and Kerrville residents can vote for ALL places on the ballot regardless of where they live within the city.
This five-member body supervises the administration of the City of Kerrville, sets budgets, establishes city tax rates, and votes on various matters of extreme importance to local residents.