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Election by the Numbers

Photo by Erika Aguilar for KUT News
Kathie Tovo appears headed to a runoff election against incumbent Randi Shade in Austin City Council Place 3

Challenger Kathie Tovo has widened her lead over incumbent Randi Shade in the latest results for Austin's city elections.

As of 9:20 p.m., Tovo is getting 46% of the vote, while Shade has fallen to 32% support.  Max Nofziger is drawing 15% in the four-way race for Place Three on the council.  If a runoff is needed to settle the race, it would be held June 18.

Incumbents Laura Morrison and Chris Riley are cruising to easy victories in their respective races.  Morrison has 71% of the vote in a three-way race for Place Four.  Riley continues at 65% support over three challengers for Place One.

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.