Fostering a culture of transparency and accountability in governance.
Finding creative ways to influence external entities to resolve issues, such as traffic and wildlife.
Representing the whole community and voting on issues for the collective good, not for a particular segment.
Managing the growth and development of desired amenities while maintaining the character of the city.
Being responsive and available to citizens.
Encouraging respectful dialogue and discouraging divisive tactics.
Listening, learning and collecting all perspectives and information.


Sanjeev has served Lakeway and the Austin area for years and is committed to preserving the things we love about this community. 

  • Currently Serving as City Council Member

  • Currently Serving on City's PUD Committee

  • Currently Serving on City's Economic Development Committee

  • Currently Serving as liaison to Zoning & Planning Commission (ZAPCO)

  • Served on City of Lakeway Ethics Board

  • Served on City of Lakeway Charter Review Committee

  • Founding member of Patriot Fund of Lakeway that raised over $275K for seriously wounded veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq wars

  • Charter member and past president of Rotary Club of Austin Silicon Hills chapter

  • Charter member of TiE – world’s largest entrepreneurship organization, and ex-board member of TiE Austin Chapter

Sanjeev worked hard on your behalf during the last term and his accomplishments included:

  • Leading the audit and negotiations of the Highlands Development Agreement over almost 18 months which culminated in a streamlined comprehensive and trackable Amended and Restated Agreement.

    • Adheres to current ordinances with agreed upon variances

    • Removes extraneous matter including exhibits and variances

    • Clarifies and captures and allows tracking of developer's deliverables

    • Requires implementation of modern water quality standards

    • Adds new section with large lot sizes to city's property tax rolls

    • Provides protection for more trees

    • Requires water quality measures if impervious cover requirements are exceeded

    • Secures a 5 acre tract for city in a desirable location

    • Secures right of way for Flint Rock Road if extension ever necessary

    • Graded sport field with stub outs

    • Dedication to the city of 2 connected parks with public amenities

    • Addition of over 70 acres of open spaces for the citizens

    • Addition of approximately 2.2 miles of new trails 

  • Overhaul of numerous city ordinances to better serve the citizens and the businesses in the city.

  • Analysis of multiple approaches to complete Main Street with significant progress.

  • A financially prudent budget with consideration of uncertainties due to COVID19 pandemic.

  • Recommendation to the City Council for creation of Economic Development Committee to better manage responsible development to preserve city's character.

  • Settlement of multiple lawsuits in which city was a party.

  • Effect change in city culture to bring more transparent and open government.

Sanjeev utilizes his experience and expertise in various fields to serve as a candidate you can trust to make your voice heard.

  • Co-Founder & COO of PortalPlayer: from founding to NASDAQ listing to acquisition

  • Managing Partner of Hunt Pennington Kumar & Dula PLLC

  • J.D. Summa Cum Laude St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas

  • Finance & Accounting for Non-Finance Executives, University of Washington School of Business, Seattle, Washington

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

  • Member State Bar of Texas

  • Council Member Computer and Technology Section, State Bar of Texas

Takes a logical, data-driven and practical approach to problem-solving and has a track record of finding creative solutions.

Understands the big picture and has experience in negotiating and arriving at win-win outcomes.

Preserves traditional values of a close-knit community while engaging in a changing city.

Leads with integrity and has managed diverse, multi-cultural teams across remote locations.

Builds consensus, cooperation and lasting relationships. 







Sanjeev Kumar is a family man and local businessperson. He and his wife of 28 years, Donna, moved to Austin 13 years ago from Seattle with their two girls who are now college graduates. They chose Lakeway because of the friendly people, resort lifestyle and close-knit community.


Before marriage, Sanjeev immigrated to the U.S. from India at age 22 with $900 to his name. Subsequently a self- made man, he eventually co-founded Portal Player, a semiconductor startup, and grew it into a NASDAQ-listed company that was instrumental to the initial generations of Apple iPods. He is now the founder and Managing Partner at Hunt Pennington Kumar & Dula PLLC in Austin, which provides legal services to entrepreneurs and business owners in the areas of business and corporate law and intellectual property.


His years as an entrepreneur—directing diverse personalities of customers, suppliers and partners around the globe and working as a lawyer—developed savvy bridge-building, negotiation and practical problem-solving skills. He believes in seeing the big picture. Consideration of all perspectives and short and long-term consequences of actions is key to a healthy community. These qualities, combined with his passionate desire to strive for smooth growth management of Lakeway, is why he seeks to become your team member on City Council.



This spring, Sanjeev wants to hear your thoughts about the future of our great city. We will update this website with the various virtual and socially-distanced events in Lakeway Sanjeev will be at throughout the next few weeks. Please, check back for upcoming opportunities and join us. 

“It is time to raise the bar for greater accountability, transparency and civility in the governance of Lakeway.”


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