Voters unseat two CP council members, return Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Thomas


Voters in Cedar Park elected a pair of newcomers to the city council on Saturday, unseating Place 3 incumbent Lyle Grimes and Place 5 incumbent Jon Lux.

Anne Duffy won the Place 3 seat with 57.67 percent of the vote (2004 votes) over incumbent Lyle Grimes who received 42.33 percent (1471 votes). 

Duffy said, “I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and the trust in what I want to do and what I want to represent, and that is the citizens of the city.” 

Heather Jefts won the Place 5 seat with 57.62 percent of the vote (2007 votes) over incumbent Jon Lux who received 42.38 percent of the vote (1476 votes). 

Jefts said, “I will work to make sure the citizens of Cedar Park have a voice on the City Council.” 

Both Jefts and Duffy thanked their opponents Lux and Grimes, respectively, for their contributions while serving on City Council.   

Incumbent Place One Council Member Stephen Thomas, who is also currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem, ran unopposed and was re-elected with 100 percent of the vote (2148 votes). This will be his eighth term serving on the Cedar Park City Council.   

Council Member Thomas said, “It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Cedar Park and I hope to continue to earn their trust and carry out the wishes of the citizens.” 

All results are unofficial until canvassed at a Special-Called Meeting, which will be held at a date to be determined soon, but no later than May 17. Council Members will be officially sworn in at the May 25 regular council meeting.