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9:00 Elections Numbers

Photo by Matt Largey for KUT News.
Council Member Randi Shade arrives at the Galaxy Cafe to watch election results with supporters. Shade trails Kathie Tovo by 10% in the latest results.

Two Austin City Council Members appear to be cruising to victory in today's local election, while a third council member may be in some trouble.

Incumbent Randi Shade finds herself trailing community activist Kathie Tovo in a bid for a second term.  Tovo has 44% of the vote; Shade is second with 34% in a four-way race

Laura Morrison appears to have easily won reelection in local voting Saturday.  Morrison, looking for a second three-year term on the council, is pulling 71% of the vote over two challengers.

Chris Riley looks to have the inside track to a full three-year term on the council.  He has 65% of the vote in a four-way race

Voters in Lakeway are approving a $1.25 million library bond, 78-22%.  Eanes ISD voters are approving a $54-million building bond, 62-38%

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.