Kyle residents will see two city council races on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot, including District 1 and District 3, as well as a $294 million road improvements bond proposition.
Following the early departure of Dex Ellison from the District 1 seat, there are six new candidates for the position: Bear Heiser, Marina Tupikov, Marc McKinney, Nick Madsen, Neal Breen and Amanda Stark. Madsen is actively campaigning with local Republican candidates at area events, including the recent Kyle Founders' Day Parade.
Meanwhile, Miguel Zuniga is challenging incumbent Robert Rizo for the District 3 seat.
The Place 1 and 3 spots on the council are at-large seats so any registered voter in the City of Kyle can vote in these elections.
Kyle/Buda-Area Democrats sent each candidate a questionnaire to answer where they stood on various issues affecting the City of Kyle. Madsen, McKinney and Stark did not respond to our email messages and did not complete the questionnaire.
KBAD currently does not make endorsements in local races, but we encourage area Democrats to learn about these candidates to decide which ones will best advocate for Democratic values in these important leadership roles.
Election Day is Nov. 8, and early voting will occur on Oct. 24 – Nov. 4. See the Hays County Elections website for times and locations for early voting and for election day.