Travis and Williamson counties’ Tuesday runoff elections decide several competitive races — here’s what happened

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the runoff elections for several highly-watched Travis County races—and one in Georgetown—came to a head.

9:30 p.m.

Mackenzie Kelly has won the runoff with 52.25% of the vote (7,875 votes), defeating opponent Jimmy Flannigan, who earned 7,198 votes. Kelly will be elected to the Austin City Council District 6 seat.

Alison Alter has won the runoff with 51.22% of the vote (12,348 votes), defeating opponent Jennifer Virden, who earned 11,761 votes. Alter will be elected to the Austin City Council District 10 seat.

Shawn F. Hood has won the District 2 spot on Georgetown’s City Council, defeating opponent Lisa King. Hood ended with 66.54% of the vote and 857 votes.

For Austin ISD Board of Trustees Dist. 5, Lynn Boswell (54.83% of the vote) defeated opponent Jennifer Littlefield by 426 votes.

For the Austin ISD Board of Trustees at-large position, Noelita Lugo (52.15% of the vote) defeated opponent Leticia Moreno Caballero by 1,602 votes.

9:15 p.m.

Mackenzie Kelly leads Jimmy Flannigan by 398 votes for the Austin City Council District 6 seat in the updated combined totals from Travis and Williamson County. Kelly currently has 6,886 votes (51.49%), while Flannigan has 6,488 votes (48.51%).

8:40 p.m.

Mackenzie Kelly leads Jimmy Flannigan for the Austin City Council District 6 seat by 413 votes in the updated combined totals from Travis and Williamson County.

Alison Alter leads Jennifer Virden by 577 votes for the Austin City Council District 10 seat in the updated totals from Travis County.

7:11 p.m.

The initial totals show 11,475 votes in the District 6 race from both Travis and Williamson Counties. Kelly is leading the race with 5,955 votes (around 52% of the vote) over Flannigan’s 5,520 (48.1%).

The initial Travis County totals show Alter leading the District 10 race with 9,538 votes (51%) over Virden’s 9,165 votes (49%).

For the Austin ISD Board of Trustees, early totals show Leticia Moreno Caballero with 14,799 votes (50.24%), while Noelita L. Lugo has 14,657 votes (49.76%) for the open at-large position.

Meanwhile, Lynn Boswell (3,105 votes/54.1%) leads Jennifer Littlefield (2,634 votes/45.9%) for the District 5 AISD board position.

The races

In Austin, two spots each on the Austin City Council and Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees are up for grabs, while one position on Georgetown City Council is set to be decided.

For Austin City Council, current council member Jimmy Flannigan is up against Mackenzie Kelly for District 6’s spot. The district covers far northwest Austin to Lake Travis, and up into the portions of Austin within Williamson County.

The District 10 race features council member Alison Alter against Jennifer Virden. District 10 stretches from west of downtown from the MoPac Expressway, then north to U.S. Highway 183, all encompassed by Travis County.

On the AISD Board of Trustees, an at-large position and the District 5 spot are being contested. In District 5, Jennifer Littlefield goes up against Lynn Boswell and the at-large spot is between Noelita Lugo and Leticia Moreno Caballero.

For Williamson County, the District 2 spot on Georgetown’s City Council is between Lisa King and Shawn Hood.

These races were contested during the Nov. 3 general election, but no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, so the two candidates who received the most votes moved to the runoff election.

Travis County Clerk’s Office reports 22,209 people cast ballots in-person and 19,306 people voted by mail during early voting.

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