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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Women's History Month Luncheon

Celebrating Women Leaders in Emergency Response


Honorees at the March 18 luncheon, shown left to right, are: Christa Weisinger, Allen Police and Student Resource Officer; Ursula Watson, McKinney Detective; Susan Carr, Plano Director of Public Safety Communications; Marty Nevil, Prosper Firefighter Medic; Leslie Girdner, Frisco Community Education Coordinator, and Katy Willoughby, Wylie Fire Department Captain.

Click HERE for a slide show.
Click HERE for a summary.

Frisco Special Election Runoff

A runoff election will be held on March 25 for the special election to fill the unexpired term for Frisco City Council Place 1. The candidates are John Keating and Brandon Burden. Here is a printable Voters Guide. Compare candidates' responses at www.vote411.org. Here are the results of the February 18 election.

Local Elections

Local elections will be held on May 6. Early voting will take place from April 24 - May 2.

Prepare to be a voter!

Candidate Forums

Join us for candidate forums in April to meet candidates and learn about their positions on issues. The audience may submit written questions. Click HERE for more information about the candidate forums.

McKinney Candidate Forum

Saturday, April 1, 9:30-12:00
McKinney Senior Center, 1400 S College St, McKinney, TX 75069

Session 1 - 9:30-10:20 - Mayor and City Council At Large
Session 2 - 10:30-11:20 - City Council Districts 1 and 3
Session 3 - 11:30-12:00 - ISD Trustees

Click HERE for more information about the McKinney forum, including a list of candidates.

Plano Candidate Forum

Saturday, April 8, 10:30-1:40
Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075

Session 1 - 10:30-11:45 - Plano Mayor and City Council
Session 2 - 12:00-1:00 - Plano ISD Trustees
Session 3 - 1:10-1:40 - Collin College Trustees

Click HERE for more information about the Plano forum, including a list of candidates.

LWV Library Exhibit


Roy and Helen Hall Library
101 E Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069

Plan to visit the Roy and Helen Hall Library in March to see an exhibit prepared by LWV-CC for Women's History Month. The theme of the exhibit is "Happy Birthday League of Women Voters, 97 Years Young."

League Lunches - Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, April 12, 11:30
Eddy's Restaurant
2108 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Wednesday, April 19, 11:30
Snug On The Square
109 Kentucky St., McKinney, TX 75069

You are invited to have lunch with the League of Women Voters of Collin County on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Enjoy lively conversation and delicious food (buy-your-own). Please contact president@lwvcollin.org to let us know if you plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Public Forum on Water Quality in Collin County

The LWV-CC hosted a well-attended forum on February 2 about the quality of water in Collin County. The panelists and moderator gave informative presentations, followed by a spirited Q&A. Here are the presenters, as shown in the photo from left to right: David Brown, Director of Public Works, City of McKinney; Billy George, Assistant Deputy Director-Water, North Texas Municipal Water District; Gerald Cosgrove, Director of Public Works, City of Plano; and Katie McCain, Director of Business Development for Wachs Water Services.

"We Hold These Truths"

At the LWV Texas Convention on March 11 in Houston, LWV-CC members portrayed prominent women leaders of the fight to gain the right to vote for women.

In the photo above, the cast members, from left to right, are: Patty Jantho, Shirley Wilson-Sigler, Margaret Bogle, Janelle Freeman, Holly Nichols, Penny Phillips, and Janet Imhoff.

This readers theater production is also available as part of the LWV-CC Speakers Bureau. Click HERE for more information.