Members of the City Council are elected for three-year terms on a nonpartisan basis. The Council is made up of seven members: a Mayor and six Council members. The Mayor is elected by the entire city. All six Council Members are also elected by the entire city. Once elected, Council members choose the Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem from among the elected members.

May 1, 2021, General Election

General Election

The City of Fate has ordered a General Election to be held on May 1, 2021, for the purpose of electing two City Council Members, Place 1 and Place 5, each for a three-year term. The following candidates will appear on the May 1, 2021, General Election Ballot:

Council Member, Place 5

  • Donovan Heinrich
  • Jim DeLand

Unopposed Candidates Declared Elected

Council Member, Place 1

  • Heather Buegeler

Special Election to fill a vacancy – Cancelled 

The City of Fate ordered a Special Election to be held on May 1, 2021, for the purpose of electing a Mayor to fill an unexpired term, to hold office for a period of one year. The following candidate was unopposed and declared elected therefore the special election was canceled. 

Unopposed Candidates Declared Elected

Mayor, unexpired term

  • David Billings

Road Construction Bond Election

Termination of the Fate Development Corporation

Election Day Voting Locations and Hours – May 1, 2021, General Election

Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Qualified voters of Fate who chose to vote on Election day must vote at their designated location from their precinct listed below: 

Precinct Location Address
4 Rockwall County Library 1215 E. Yellowjacket Ln.
Rockwall, TX 75087

4A Fate City Hall  1900 CD Boren Pkwy
Fate, TX 75087

Early Voting Location & Hours - May 1, 2021 General Election

Location Location Address City
Fate Fate City Hall
1900 CD Boren Pkwy
  April 19
8 AM - 5 PM
April 20
7 AM - 7 PM
April  21
8 AM - 5 PM
April 22
7 AM - 7 PM
April 23
8 AM - 5 PM
April 24
10 AM - 3 PM
  April 26
8 AM - 5 PM
April 27
8 AM - 5 PM
      May 1
Election Day

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to the Early Voting Clerk:

  • Christopher Lynch, Rockwall County Election Administrator 
    • 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite D, Rockwall, Texas 75087

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 20, 2021. 

The last day to register to vote in the May election is April 1, 2021. 


The City contracts with the Rockwall County Elections Office to conduct our elections. Please contact the Rockwall County Elections Office at (972) 204-6200 or visit their website at www.rockwallvotes.com for information regarding voter registration.