Bob Townsend was re-elected to the City Council in May 2015. He served as Mayor from 2011-2013, Mayor Pro Tem from 2007-2011 and again from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Townsend was elected to the City Council in 2001.
Townsend has long been active in homeowners associations, serving as president of the Southwest Richardson Homeowners Association and the Richland Meadows Neighborhood Association.
A native of Oklahoma, he did his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He received his master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.
Townsend retired from Texas Instruments (TI) in 1997 after 37 years of service. At TI, his responsibilities included various managerial positions in the Information Systems and Services Division.
Townsend and his wife, Lynn, have three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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