ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) — Elgin voters have picked Theresa McShan as their next mayor. McShan, who defeated Stephanie Lippke, will be tasked with, among other things, managing the growth of the city east of Austin.

McShan previously served on the city council in the early 2000s and has a long history of serving in organizations in the city.

McShan said if elected mayor, she would focus on responsible growth, an educated and well-oiled government and being a good leader. Managing growth is the main priority for both candidates.

“I don’t see growth as being a bad thing, but planned growth is more important and being smart about how we do things,” McShan said. “And so that’s one of the first things I’ll need to address.”