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Posted on: December 22, 2020

McKinney City Council appoints Angela Richardson-Woods District 1 representative

Richardson-Woods will fill District 1 seat left vacant following the recall election in November


McKINNEY, Texas (Dec. 22, 2020) – McKinney City Council has appointed Angela Richardson-Woods to fill the District 1 seat left vacant following the recall vote of La'Shadion Shemwell in November. Richardson-Woods will hold the position until the next City Council election in May.


Richardson-Woods is a current board member of the McKinney Community Development Corporation. She has more than 25 years of experience in rural community development as a Community Program Specialist with the USDA Rural Development Agency where she administers the Water and Environmental and Community Facilities Programs in North Texas.

Richardson-Woods is active in organizations that serve the McKinney and Collin County communities, including the Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Far North Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America; and the Collin County Branch of the NAACP.


Richardson-Woods received her bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economics and a master's degree in Community Development from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. She lives in McKinney with her two daughters.


The Council appointed Pastor Christopher "Chris" Thornton to the District 1 seat in early December; however, it was determined he was ineligible to serve since he lived just outside the district's boundaries.

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