Laura Rummel wins special runoff for Frisco City Council’s 5 spot

Laura Rummel won Saturday’s special election runoff for the Frisco City Council Square 5 seat, beating fellow candidate Tracie Reveal Shipman.

The newly elected council racked up 2,509 votes, or about 51.3% of the total 4,893 votes. Just under 4% of the city’s registered voters participated in the elections.

Rummel also ran for the Frisco City Council Place 5 seat in 2020, but lost to former councilman Dan Stricklin in a runoff election. In late November, Stricklin announced his decision to resign and pursue the Precinct 2 seat in Denton County Commissioners Court.

During her campaign, Rummel said she wanted to ensure infrastructure can handle the expected growth, work with landowners and developers to reduce the number of high-density apartments, and focus on the attracting new business to Frisco.

Rummel has lived in Frisco for 18 years and works in a business development role at PayPal. She volunteers for Paws in the City, a local animal rescue organization, and recently co-founded her own organization, Frisco Pet Partners. She also volunteers for the Network of Executive Women, the National Association of MBAs, and the Frisco Women’s League and serves on the Frisco Board of Human Services and Housing.

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