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Election night updates: Watson, Velásquez, Alter, Qadri snag victories in Austin runoffs

The race to be Austin's next mayor and three City Council races were on the ballot in the runoff election.
Michael Minasi
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KUT
The race to be Austin's next mayor and three City Council races were on the ballot in the runoff election.

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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Kirk Watson claims victory in the race to be Austin's next mayor

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.

José Velásquez wins race for District 3 seat on Austin City Council

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.

Ryan Alter wins race to represent District 5 on Austin City Council

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.

Zohaib 'Zo' Qadri wins race for District 9 on Austin City Council

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.

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Marisa Charpentier is KUT's assistant digital editor. Got a tip? Email her at mcharpentier@kut.org. Follow her on Twitter @marisacharp.
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