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New and Returning Council Members Sworn Into Office

Garland City Council has welcomed two new and two returning representatives. All four members were sworn into office during Council’s May 16 Regular Meeting.  

The Mayor and Council members are elected to two-year terms. Mayor Douglas Athas was re-elected for this third and final term. He was sworn-in by his son, William. Re-elected District 7 Council Member Scott LeMay also will serve his third and final term. LeMay was sworn-in by his mother Kay Gomez. Newly elected District 6 Council Member Robert Vera was sworn-in by his wife, Jeanne, and newly elected District 8 Council Member Robert John Smith was sworn in by his wife, April.

A runoff election for District 3 will take place Saturday, June 10, and early voting will begin Tuesday, May 30. Find polling locations and more election information on the City Secretary’s page at GarlandTX.gov. 



Mayor Athas and son, William. Council Member LeMay and mother, Kay.



Council Member Vera and wife, Jeanne.   Council Member Smith and wife, April.