Sun May 11, 2014
Here are the Results for Central Texas City and School Bond Elections
Local municipal and bond elections were held Saturday in many Central Texas communities. Voters approved five out of six Central Texas school school district bond propositions. Here are some results from those elections, separated by municipality:
- Council member Lowell Moore won his sixth term Saturday with 60 percent of the vote of Dr. Mo Jahadi. Jahadi received 39 percent of the vote.
- Voters also elected former state representative Corbin van Arsdale to the city council. He ran unopposed.
- Eanes voters rejected a $89.5 million dollar bond proposition from Eanes ISD. 55 percent were against the bond while 45 percent voted for it. The bond would have allowed the school district to borrow money to build a new elementary school and make some classroom and technology upgrades.
- Dale Ross was selected as the next mayor of Georgetown over Marlene McMichael. 55 percent of the voters selected Ross, while McMichael received 44 percent. The current mayor, George Garver, decided not to seek another term.
- Voters approved a $59.1 million education bond proposal for a new middle school and high school addition, among other technology and security upgrades.
- Two Kyle City Council members, Becky Selbera and David Wilson, were re-elected last night. But the race for mayor is headed to a runoff election between Todd Webster and Brad Pickett. Webster had 44 percent of the vote and Pickett got 32. Because neither candidate received more than 50 percent, the race automatically goes to a run off.
- Despite recent political turmoil between some Manor school board members and the community over the resignation of the Manor ISD superintendent, 61 percent of voters approved a $124.9 million school bond for a new middle and elementary school and future land purchases, among other things. However, voters did oust the school board president Desiree Cornelius-Fisher, who has been at the center of the controversy surrounding the Manor superintendent.
- Manor voters also selected three city council members. Gil Burrell, who ran unopposed, won his seat for Manor City Council. Sharon Snowden beat Danny Scarbrough thirty percent and Jeff Turner beat Gene Kruppa.
- Voters approved a $287 million education bond proposition for three schools, safety improvements and some renovations.
- Voters approved a $299 million bond package from the Round Rock ISD for two new schools, new technology and fine arts auditoriums.
- Craig Morgan won one of the City Council races over Ted Meng with 75 percent of the vote. Meng received 25 percent. Voters also chose Will Peckham for the second City Council race. He received 56 percent of the vote. His opponent, Carlos Salinas, received 43 percent.