Introducing the McKinney City Council At-Large Candidates… in a Nutshell
At-Large | The McKinney City Council At-Large candidates may draw votes from any registered voters that resides within the City of McKinney. One of two At-Large seats is up for election this year as Councilman Roger Harris announced that he will not be seeking re-election after completing his first term. Click through to meet your candidates.
Peter Bailey | Peter Bailey is a retired 19 year resident of McKinney and holds a B.A. from Harvard University. He has served on the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Board and currently sits on the Historic Preservation Board. Bailey has expressed that discrimination needs to be addressed within McKinney and was quoted by The Dallas Morning news saying “he wanted to be on Council for some time and this seemed to be the opportunity”.
Bill Campbell | Bill Campbell is a civil engineer for a private consulting firm called Amec Foster Wheeler, has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and has lived in McKinney for 14 years with his wife Kelli and their three boys. He has experience as a board member of the Stonebridge Ranch Homeowner’s Association, Chairman of the Government and Legislative Issues (GLI) committee, Board Chairman of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Partnership Team for McKinney Boyd High School’s Project Lead The Way group and the City of McKinney Stormwater Management Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Campbell says that getting a permanent City Manager should be a top priority for McKinney and identifies himself as a Republican.
Jeremiah Hammer | Jeremiah Hammer is the President/CEO Sustainable Ventures, studied international business and has lived in McKinney for five years. Hammer ran unsuccessfully for City Council in 2011 and again in 2013. He has gained experience as Commissioner of the McKinney Housing Authority, REACH Mentor at McKinney North High School, President of the McKinney Community Garden Association, founded a gardening program for the children of Holy Family School, and was on the Steering committee for the Summit on Youth event. When asked for a self-described political position, Jeremiah responded, “American.” Hammer feels that measuring success should currently be the city’s top objective.
Tracy Rath | Tracy Rath is Executive Director of Minuteman Disaster Response, attended the University of Arkansas and has lived in McKinney for 25 years where she and her husband Curtis raised their two children. She believes that a top priority for McKinney should be planning and identifies as conservative. Rath is part of the National Association Search and Rescue McKinney Ladies Association and has gained experience through being on the McKinney Community Development Corporation Board of Directors, McKinney Citizens Fire Academy, McKinney Citizens Police Academy Rotary Club of McKinney, McKinney Ladies Association, City of McKinney and McKinney Independent School District Bond Committees and a Trustee for the Heard Craig Center for the Arts.
Rodrick D. Robinson | Rodrick D. Robinson is the Founder and CEO of New Life Medical Equipment, has a Bachelor of Administration degree in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management and has lived in McKinney for 10 years with his wife and their two children. Robinson serves on the advisory board for Creative Financial Professionals, was elected to the Board of Directors for Texas Rehab Action Network and was appointed to Chairman of the 19th Annual TRAN Conference. He thinks that McKinney’s focus should be on economic development and identifies himself as a Republican.