Paul Voelker was elected to serve as mayor of the City Council in May 2015, and has served on the Council since 2013.
Prior to being elected, Voelker served as a member of the Richardson Zoning Board of Adjustments and President of the Reserve at Sharp Lane Homeowners Association.
Voelker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1983. He is a sales and marketing professional in the information technology and communications industry and has 30 years of experience working in Richardson’s Telecom Corridor© area.
Before being elected to the Richardson City Council, Voelker served as the Chairman of the Board of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce in 2006, and is a past Ex-Officio Board Member of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) and Tri-Chair of the MTBC Technology Luncheons Committee. He is also a graduate of Leadership Richardson, Class XVI, and is a member of the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association. Voelker has also served on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s IT Cluster Committee under the Texas Workforce Commission.
Voelker’s involvement in local education includes past board memberships on the Richardson Independent School District Tomorrow Foundation and the University of Texas at Dallas Johnsson School Industrial Advisory Board Executive Committee. Voelker is also a member of the Richardson Police Department’s Breckinridge West Active Crime Patrol. He and his wife Kris have one son.
City Council Assignments
Audit Committee (Chair)