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Three McKinney residents are running for City Council in the upcoming Jan. 15 special election.

Patrick Cloutier, Vicente Torres and John Booher have filed to run for the at-large Place 2 seat, soon to be vacated by Frederick Frazier, who announced last month he would run for state representative in Texas House District 70.

Cloutier is a longtime city volunteer who has sat on a number of boards and commissions. He announced he would run for the seat in an Oct. 21 post on Facebook.

Torres ran for City Council last spring and was defeated by Geré Feltus. An administrator for the computer science department at The University of Texas at Dallas, Torres said he was deliberating running again last month in a Facebook post.

Booher is an auditor who has lived in McKinney for over six years, according to his candidate application.

Because Frazier’s term has more than one year remaining, state law requires his replacement to be elected rather than appointed. The newly elected representative will serve the remainder of the term until 2023.

Dec. 16 is the last day to register to vote in the election. Early voting will take place from Dec. 29-Jan. 11.