Koch claims victory in Kyle council race

UPDATE – 1:00 am. 

In a tight battle for the Kyle City Council Place 5 seat, Rick Koch narrowly edged Robert Rizo by 79 votes to earn his place on the dais. 

Koch, who currently serves as the Kyle Planning and Zoning Chair, had a 62-vote lead after early voting, which only grew by a handful of votes after Election Day, according to unofficial, final results. 

The Kyle City Council will canvass the results at a later date. 

Unofficial, final results

Kyle City Council, Place 5 

Rich Koch – 3,268 (50.61%)

Robert Rizo – 3,189 (49.39%)

UPDATE – 9:40 p.m.

With 30 of 50 precincts reporting, Rick Koch maintains a slight edge over Robert Rizo for the Place 5 City Council seat.

Koch has roughly 50.37 percent of the vote while Rizo has 49.63 percent.

7:20 p.m.

Early voting results show Rick Koch has taken a slight 62 vote lead against Robert Rizo in the District 5 Kyle City Council race.

With 54.52 percent votes cast, Koch has accumulated 2,514 votes against Rizo’s 2,446 votes, according to early voting numbers.

Rick Koch: 2,514 (50.69%)

Robert Rizo: 2,446 (49.31%)

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