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RESULTS: San Marcos, Kyle mayors keep their seats

Polls ran Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HAYS COUNTY, Texas — Voters in San Marcos and Kyle decided Tuesday to keep their current mayors. San Marcos Mayor Jane Garnette Hughson and Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell were both re-elected.

Hughson received 66% of the vote in her race, while her challenger, Juan Miguel Arredondo, received 34%. Mitchell received 55% of the vote in his race, while his opponent, Linda Tenorio, received 45%.

None of the candidates received 50% of the vote in their respective races during the Nov. 3 general election, forcing the runoff election on Tuesday. 

Early voting began Nov. 26 and ended on Dec. 4. According to Hays County records, more than 3,500 people voted early.

Like the runoff, the Kyle mayoral race was tight in the general election, with incumbent Mitchell (5,816, 37.59%) receiving 42 fewer votes than challenger Tenorio (5,858, 37.86%). Mitchell has held the seat since 2017.

Here are the results for Dec. 8:

In the general election, Hughson received 44.7% (8,946) of the votes while Arredondo received 32.71% (6,540). Hughson has held the seat since 2018.

Here are the results for Dec. 8:

Voters also decided who will take over the vacant San Marcos City Council Place 5 seat and continue its unexpired term. 

Three candidates – Omar Baca, Zach Sambrano and Mark Gleason – fought for the seat during the general election, but none of them received 50% of the votes.

Because Baca (6,182, 32.58%) and Gleason (6,708, 35.36%) received most of the votes, the two faced off during the runoff election. Gleason was victorious, scoring 56% of the vote to Baca's 44%.

Here are the results for Dec. 8:

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