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District 5 residents were asked to do double duty at the polls this cycle and, as a result, Margaret Lucht was sworn in June 28 as the newest member of the Garland City Council.
Incumbents Jeff Bass, Deborah Morris and B.J. Williams were all reelected. Together with Lucht, they will serve two-year terms.
A lifelong resident of District 5, Lucht led four candidates in the May 7 general election, with her total vote count just short of the majority required to be elected.
She again prevailed in a June 18 runoff. Garland’s newest Council member is a graduate of South Garland High School and has an associate’s degree from Dallas College. She is a certified dental technician and operated Precision Ceramics Dental Laboratory from 2003-21. She is currently a human resources administrator for a business in District 5.
Lucht was appointed to the Garland Parks & Recreation Board in 2016 and in 2021, the Garland Plan Commission. She is married to Jonas Lucht, has a pottery studio, makes alcohol ink art paintings and loves to cook.
She succeeds Rich Aubin, who had served the maximum three terms allowed by the City Charter.