City Council Members

Biographies of the Round Rock City Council Members

Craig Morgan

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan was elected to serve as Mayor of Round Rock in May 2017. Prior to being elected to his current seat, he served as Councilmember to Place 1 from May 2011 through May 2017, and was selected as Mayor Pro-Tem in June 2016.

Morgan, a Round Rock attorney, has been an active member in the Round Rock community. He currently serves on the St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center Board of Trustees, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board (CAMPO) and is a member of the Rotary Club of Round Rock. Additionally, Morgan attends the Fellowship at Forest Creek in Round Rock.

He is a Leadership Round Rock graduate and has previously served on the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Chasco Family YMCA board of directors and the Leadership Round Rock Planning Board. Additionally, Morgan served as a Commissioner on the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission, is a former member of the Ridgeview Middle School PTA and served as a member of the Round Rock Charter Review Commission in 2007.

In 2020, Morgan was selected as the Round Rock Chamber’s Citizen of the Year. That same year, he was awarded the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation’s Innovation in Philanthropy Award. He was recognized for these awards for his leadership in spearheading the Round Rock Cares initiative, a public-private partnership to help small businesses at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Morgan received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, an MBA from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), and his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is married to Amanda Morgan and they have one son, Garret.

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Michelle Ly, Place 1

Michelle Ly

Michelle Ly
Place 1

Michelle Ly was elected to serve as Councilmember to Place 1 in November 2020. 

Michelle, along with her husband, founded four local businesses in Round Rock: Hall Roofing and Construction, The Rock Sports Bar, Alcove Cantina and The Flats Round Rock. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and is a Round Rock High School graduate. 

She is an active investor in the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, is 2016 graduate of Leadership Round Rock and a 2019 graduate of Ascend Emerging Leaders. 

Michelle served as a commissioner on the City of Round Rock’s Planning and Zoning Commission and served on the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. She is currently serving on the CHASCO YMCA Board of Directors. She is an active member of Chaparrals Women’s Club, Professional Women of Williamson County and National Women in Roofing.

Michelle and her husband, Erik Hall, have a daughter, Reagan.

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Rene Flores, Place 2, Mayor Pro-Tem

Rene Flores

Rene Flores
Place 2, Mayor Pro-Tem

Rene Flores was first elected to Place 2 in May 2016 and re-elected in May 2019. He was also selected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem in December 2020.

Flores works as a commercial lender in the Round Rock and Central Texas area with Amplify Credit Union. He received his BBA with a major in Finance from Texas Christian University. Flores is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and previously completed five years of service on the Round Rock Chamber board. He served as chair for the Investor Council, worked on the Leadership Round Rock Planning group and also served on the Finance Council. Flores was appointed as a Commissioner to the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission and served four years prior to his time on the City Council. He currently serves on the executive board of the Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions as Treasurer, Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Board, and serves as Vice President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority board of directors. Flores is a member of the Finance Committee for St. William Catholic Church where he and his family attend. He is past president of the Round Rock Rotary Club and a member of the El Amistad Club.

Flores and his wife, Cynthia, have two children Cecelia and John Richard.

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Matthew Baker
Place 3

Matthew Baker, Place 3

Matthew Baker was elected to Place 3 in May 2018.

Matt and his wife Natasha are both native Texans who have lived in the central Texas area since 1993 and moved into the City of Round Rock in 2012. Matt and Natasha have three sons ages 6, 4 and 2.

Together, Matt and Natasha own Baker Realty, a brokerage that specializes in residential real estate. Prior to Baker Realty, Matt, a graduate of Texas A&M University, worked as a professional engineer for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for over 20 years. While there, he served in several positions including Director of Small Business & Environmental Assistance, Director of Monitoring Operations, and Director of Enforcement, where he oversaw enforcement cases for the entire state of Texas. Matt also held special assignments throughout his career including overseeing the TCEQ Emergency Response Team and organizing the management of medical waste during the Ebola crisis in 2014. He also was the TCEQ appointment to the Governor’s Economic Development team, where Matt was instrumental in attracting new businesses to the state.

Matt is the recipient of several honors and awards including TCEQ Employee of the Year. He is a graduate of the Governor’s Executive Development Program through the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a graduate of Leadership Round Rock.

Matt and Natasha love serving their community. Matt served as the Vice-Chair of Round Rock’s Planning & Zoning Commission until 2018. Matt currently serves as Chair of Senior Access (a ride-sharing program for seniors), is Member of the Board of the Round Rock Rotary, and he and Natasha are also sponsors of the highly successful Play For All Park. Matt has donated his time to his local community as a licensed Peace Officer for 27 years, having achieved the rank of Captain. Matt and his Family are active members of Redemption Hill Church in Round Rock. Matt has served in a variety of roles at Redemption Hill and previous places of worship including Building Committee, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Counselor, Sound Engineer, and rhythm guitarist.

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Frank Ortega, Place 4

Frank Ortega
Place 4

Frank Ortega was sworn in on Dec. 3, 2020 following the Nov. 3 election. 

Frank is a community and business leader, activist and life-long Texan. Frank grew up all over Texas thanks to his Air Force father, and has called Central Texas his home for more than 34 years. Over the course of his life, Frank has had a long history of political and community engagement. Frank is a current State Board member of the Hispanic Organization for Public Education, Board member of the League of United Latin American Citizens as well the District VIII Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, a member of the El Amistad Club, a member of the Citizens For Diversity Leadership Role and served on the Lubbock Planning and Zoning Commission. 

Ortega has been a Real Estate Agent in Round Rock for years with The AFAustin Team Powered by Keller Williams Realty. 

Ortega received his Associate In Applied Arts from Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. Ortega and his wife, Victoria, have a cocker spaniel named Buddy. 

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Kristin Stevens
Place 5

Kristin Stevens, Place 5

Kristin Stevens is a native Texan and has lived in Round Rock since 1977. She has been active in the Round Rock community for many decades. Kristin is currently the Board Chair for the Chasco Family YMCA and was named “Volunteer of the Year” in 2019. She is also the President of the Round Rock Young Men’s Service League, President of the Round Rock High School Cross Country Booster Club, Treasurer Advisor for the Round Rock Sweethearts and member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Professional Women of Williamson County, and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kristin is a founding member of the Ascension Seton Williamson Women’s Development Board, former President of the Chaparral Women’s Club, former mentor for the Ascend Emerging Leaders Program, and past Chair of the Round Rock Woman’s Club Soup and Bread Luncheon.

Kristin has served on the City of Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission and the City of Round Rock Charter Review Commission (two appointments).

Kristin is a product of Round Rock ISD and graduated from Round Rock High School in 1994. She went on to earn her B.S. in Communication Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UT Dallas. Kristin has been employed as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist with Dell Children’s Pediatric Rebab in Cedar Park for over 17 years.

Kristin and her husband, Sean, have 3 sons, Cade, Parker and Zack.

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Hilda Montgomery
Place 6

Hilda Montgomery, Place 6

Hilda won a special election for Place 6 in December 2017.

Originally from Chicago, Hilda was recruited to Central Texas by Dell Computers to work as a manager in the factory on Braker Lane. She accumulated a wide-breath of experience working with various Dell products and Tech Support, prior to taking on a role as Project Manager.

Hilda has called Round Rock home for 19 years, and still lives in the same neighborhood. An avid community volunteer, she has volunteered with numerous local groups and non-profits including Caritas, Round Rock Serving Center, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.

Hilda strongly believes in making a difference in peoples’ lives, and that we need to get back to governing for the people. Hilda cites inclusion and ensuring that the residents of Round Rock are involved with their city government as paramount.

Hilda holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

Hilda spends her spare time enjoying the serenity of Round Rock’s nature trails, traveling, as well as listening to classic radio dramas.

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