Election night updates: Watson, Velásquez, Alter, Qadri snag victories in Austin runoffs
It’s election night in Austin. Polls have closed in the races for mayor and three seats on the Austin City Council.
Back in November, no single candidate in these races garnered a majority of votes, so the top two went to a runoff.
Results from early voting and Election Day have been published and are available below.
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Results from Travis, Williamson and Hays counties show Kirk Watson received 57,346 votes, which is 50.39% of total votes counted. Celia Israel received 56,460 votes, or 49.61% of votes.
Results show José Velásquez received 4,165 votes, which is 53.32% of total votes counted so far. Daniela Silva received 3,646 votes, or 46.68% of votes.
Results show Ryan Alter received 7,898 votes, which is 59.63% of total votes counted so far. Stephanie Bazan received 5,347 votes, or 40.37% of votes.
Results show Zohaib “Zo” Qadri received 7,276 votes, which is 51.24% of total votes counted so far. Linda Guerrero received 6,924 votes, or 48.76% of votes.