for Lakeway City Council




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. 

  • 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 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

  • 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. He will be at various events in Lakeway throughout the next few weeks. Please, come join us. 

March 12, 2019 at 6pm- Infamous Brewing - meet the candidates and informal gathering of Greater Austin Professionals.

Sanjeev will be hosting various coffee meet-and-greets over the next few weeks. Check back soon for the time and location!


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


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