City of Collinsville, Texas

Election Information

Collinsville Elected Officers

Derek Kays, Mayor

Alderman Dan Riddle, Mayor Pro Tempore

Alderman Tom Worsham

Alderman Stephen McDaniel

Alderman Benny W. McKee

Alderman Chase Guidera

2 Year Term, Exp 05/2023

2 Year Term, Exp 05/2024

2 Year Term, Exp 05/2024

2 Year Term, Exp 05/2023

2 Year Term, Exp 05/2023

2 Year Term, Exp 05/2023

Personal Information of an Elected Official

H.B. 1082, signed into law by the Governor on May 19, 2021, went into effect immediately. The bill provides that certain information a city holds as an employer is excepted from the Public Information Act (PIA), regardless of whether an elected officer affirmatively elects the information be kept confidential. Specifically, the information includes the home address, home telephone number, emergency contact information, social security number, and personal family information of an elected public officer. 

With regards to information contained in records maintained by the city in a non-employment capacity, an elected public officer’s home address, home telephone number, emergency contact information, date of birth, social security number, and family member information is excepted from the PIA if the elected officer chooses to keep the information confidential.

Do H.B. 1082’s protections extend to information on an application for a place on the ballot given that the Texas Election Code provides that the application is public immediately upon filing? It’s unclear. As of this writing, some cities have requested a ruling from the attorney general’s Open Records Division regarding that question, but none has yet been issued.