City Council Members

Biographies of the Round Rock City Council Members

Mayor Craig Morgan
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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 the Round Rock Campus Advisory Committee for ACC. He is also a current member of the Rotary Club of Round Rock. He 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.

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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Tammy Young
Place 1
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Tammy Young, Place 1

Tammy Young was elected to Place 1 in May 2017.

Tammy is a native Texan and former Round Rock ISD teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she lived for eleven years.  While in Albuquerque, she served as the founding, local Chapter President of the national, non-profit organization Children with Attention Deficit Disorder, CH.A.D.D, collaborating with multiple non-profits, school districts and state agencies to bring about awareness and services for children with ADHD and other disabilities. She has worked as a public speaker, workshop facilitator, student advocate, and consultant for parents and professional organizations. She is also the author of  “Slow Down So I Can Tell You I Love You: A Handbook for Parents and Teachers of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder,” published in 2000.

In addition to her role on Round Rock’s City Council, Tammy currently serves on the board of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, the General Assembly for Capital Area Council of Governments, and the Clean Air Coalition.

She is Chairperson of the Animal Care Committee for Rodeo Austin and is a licensed real estate broker.

She is married with three grown children and two grandchildren.

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Councilmember Rene Flores

Rene Flores
Place 2
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Rene Flores, Place 2

Rene Flores was elected to Place 2 in May 2016.

Flores works as a banker in Round Rock with Extraco Banks. 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. He currently serves on the board of the Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions, Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Board, and serves as a Citizens Director  to the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority. Flores is as member of the Finance Committee for St. William Catholic Church where he and his family attend. He is also a board member 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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Frank Leffingwell Place 3

Frank Leffingwell
Place 3
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Frank Leffingwell, Place 3

Frank Leffingwell was elected to Place 3 in January 2015.

Frank serves as President of Frank Leffingwell & Associates, PC, a business, estate planning, and tax transactional law firm which won Round Rock Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious “Big Boy Hester” Small Business of the Year award in 2013. Frank is a native of Round Rock and strongly believes in investing in his community. Frank has served on several boards and commissions including the CHASCO YMCA (2008-2011, President 2009-2011), YMCA of Greater Williamson County (2008-2015, Treasurer 2009-2015), Family Eldercare (2011–2015; President 2013-2014), Round Rock Chamber of Commerce (2013–2014), Austin Chamber of Commerce (2014-present), Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Advisory Committee (2010-2015), Round Rock Rotary Club (2008-Present; President 2010-2011), Seton Williamson Foundation Board of Trustees (2011-2014), the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation (2010-Present), St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center (2014-2016), and the Development Advisory Board of Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center (2016-present). Frank is a past member of the City of Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission (2012-2014; Chair 2013-2014), the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee of the City of Round Rock (2012-2014; Chair 2013-2014), and served as Chair for the 2011 City of Round Rock Charter Review Commission. He is a member of the Federalist Society. Frank serves on the Executive Committee of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) where he serves on the Transportation Committee, Water and Energy Committee, and serves as Chair of the McBee Fellowship Program. He proudly represents the City of Round Rock on the Capital Area Economic Development District, the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition, and the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) and is President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority Board of Directors. Frank is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and a member of Round Rock Momentum.

Frank was raised in Round Rock and is a 1984 graduate of Round Rock High School, a 1989 graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, a 1993 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and a 1997 participant in the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers.

Mr. Leffingwell was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1993. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Tax Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section), Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Texas (Tax Section and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section), Austin Bar Association, and the Williamson County Bar Association. Mr. Leffingwell has received a Preeminent “AV” rating (highest possible) from Martindale-Hubbell and he is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is a Life Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation and a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an organization that recognizes only the top 1/3rd of 1% of all Texas attorneys as Fellows.

Frank and his wife, Bethany, have two children, Blake and Claire.

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Will Peckham

Will Peckham
Place 4
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Will Peckham, Mayor Pro-Tem, Place 4

Will Peckham was first elected to Place 4 in May 2014 and re-elected in May 2017. He was also selected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem in June 2017.

Will is a product of the Round Rock ISD system, graduating from Westwood High School in 1989. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture Education. After his college years, Will moved back to Round Rock, and currently owns and operates Round Rock Travel with his family.

He married Nikki and enlarged their family to 4 children; Bradley, Haley, Jason and Melanie. Over the years Will has been involved in many community and civic organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and the Ascend Leadership Program, was named 2011 Round Rock Chamber Member of the Year and is a proud recipient of the 2015 “Big Boy Hester” Small Business of the Year Award.

Will has also been past president of the Round Rock Rotary Club and the Williamson A&M Club. He currently sits on the YMCA Board of Greater Williamson County, Williamson County A&M Club Board, Whitlow Task Force for Capitol IDEA, Round Rock Chamber Board of Directors and is a member of the Round Rock Rotary Club. Other boards and commissions he has had the privilege to serve on in the past include the City of Round Rock Ethics Review Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and the 2013 Williamson County Bond Advisory Committee.

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Writ Baese

Writ Baese
Place 5
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Writ Baese, Place 5

Writ won election to Place 5 in May 2015.

Writ, along with two of his brothers, owns Hill Country Payroll, a family business founded by their father in 1995. He has a BA in Economics and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is an active investor in the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. His service includes 6 years on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, including a term as Chair of the Board during 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Round Rock. Writ was named the Chamber’s Member of the Year in 2010 and was the Outstanding New Member in 2007.

Writ served on the Round Rock Economic Development Partnership Advisory Committee for 2 years and had the honor of being the vice chair of the committee for one of those years. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Round Rock and served as Club President during 2012-2013. Writ also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center and on the board of directors for the RRISD Partners in Education Foundation.

He and his family are members of Palm Valley Lutheran Church. Writ also enjoyed coaching youth baseball and basketball for 17 seasons. He is an adult leader with BSA Troop 365.

Writ and his wife, Kim, have two sons, Tyler and Trevor.

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Hilda Montgomery
Place 6
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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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