AUSTIN — Council Member Ora Houston was spotted Wednesday morning wearing a bright yellow vest and waving goodbye to her constituents on the side of the road.
Bundled up head to toe in warm clothes, gloves and her safety vest, Houston stood on the sidewalk and waved to passersby while carrying a sign that was dotted with Ora Houston campaign stickers and also read, "Thank you!"
The night prior, Natasha Harper-Madison won the runoff election to claim the District 1 council member's seat. She won the election with 72 percent of the vote, while opponent Mariana Salazar earned 28 percent.
On Election Day in November, Harper-Madison received 25 percent of the vote while Salazar earned 26 percent, a difference of about 200 votes.
Click here to see what the candidates had to say prior to the election.
Houston announced in June that she was giving up her seat, which encompasses Central and East Austin, after months of reflection and conversation with her confidants. After being elected on Jan. 6, 2015, she did not wish to seek a second term.
The runoff elections also resulted in wins for "Pio" Renteria of District 3 and Paige Ellis for District 8. Meanwhile, Ann Kitchen of District 5 and Kathie Tovo of District 9 were victorious during the November elections. Mayor Steve Adler also won re-election.