Four vie for Kyle council seats

Two men and two women have tossed their hats into the ring for a pair of seats up for grabs on the Kyle City Council dais this November.

That includes the race for the At-Large District 5 seat, which will have a new face after incumbent Damon Fogley opted to forgo a bid for reelection.

In the running will be Robert Rizo, a property management supervisor, who in 2017 attempted to run for city council, but discovered he lived in a residence that was just outside of Kyle’s city limits. According to Rizo’s election filing, he has been living at 606 South Stagecoach Road, which is within city limits, for one year and one month.

Rizo will face off against Rick Koch, who is the publisher of SMTX Magazine. According to his election filing, Koch has lived in Kyle for 10 years.

In the race for District 6, incumbent Daphne Tenorio will go through the first defense of her council seat when she squares off against candidate Amanda Stark.

Tenorio, a small business owner, was elected to office in May 2015 and has lived in Kyle for approximately 17 years. Stark, an operations manager, has lived in Kyle for four years, according to her election filing.

While Kyle is gearing up for contested races, Buda voters will make history by participating in the city’s first single-member district election.

Voters in the new District A, B and C will choose from a trio of incumbents who will run unopposed.

Paul Daugereau, current Place 4 council member, will run for the District A seat, while current Place 6 council member Evan Ture vies for the District B seat. Buda Mayor Pro-Tem Wiley Hopkins, who currently serves as the Place 2 council member, will run unopposed for District C.

Meanwhile, Ray Bryant, a former Kyle City Council member who served on several occasions from 2007 to 2014, will run unopposed in the race for the At-Large Buda Place 3 council seat. On Monday, incumbent Place 3 council member David Nuckels announced he will not seek reelection.

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