Incumbents win HCISD trustee races

UPDATE – 8:59 p.m. 

A pair of Hays CISD incumbent trustees will retain their seats after they each outlasted their challengers Saturday, according to unofficial, final results.

Hays CISD District 4 trustee and Board President Merideth Keller cruised past Mark Summers by a wide 347 vote margin. Keller, who held a 272-69 lead after early voting, received 192 more votes on Election Day.

In the District 5 race, incumbent Board Vice President Esperanza Orosco defeated challenger Frank Juarez, Jr. by 132 votes. Orosco led 175-91 after early voting totals and took in an additional 113 votes on Election Day. Juarez received 65 more votes on Election Day.

All votes are unofficial until they are canvassed by trustees at a later date.

Kyle City Council

With 12 of 13 precincts reporting, longtime Kyle resident Robert Rizo holds the lead for the unexpired District 3 at-large seat over three other candidates.

Rizo currently has 301 votes, or 52% of the vote, while former Kyle City Council member Stuart Kirkwood is in second with 173 votes, or 30%.

All votes are unofficial until canvassed by the Kyle City Council.

Unofficial final results 

Hays CISD District 4

Merideth Keller – 471 total votes (79%)
Mark Summers – 124 total votes (21%)

Hays CISD District 5

Esperanza Orosco – 288 total votes (65%)
Frank Juarez, Jr. – 156 total votes (35%)

Kyle City Council District 3 At-Large (unexpired term)

Robert Rizo – 301 (52%)
Stuart Kirkwood – 173 (30%)
Cody DeSalvo – 56 (10%)
Michelle Carey – 51 (9%)

EARLIER

A pair of incumbent Hays CISD trustees hold the lead over their opponents as early voting results were released Saturday.

In the single-member District 5 race, incumbent Board President trustee Merideth Keller leapt out to a wide 279-69 lead over challenger Mark Summers after the release of early voting numbers. Those numbers include absentee votes, as well as votes cast during the early voting period.

Meanwhile, incumbent single-member District 4 trustee and Board Vice President Esperanza Orosco holds a 175-91 lead over candidate Frank Juarez, Jr. after early voting results were released.

Kyle City Council

In the race for Kyle’s unexpired District 3 at-large seat, longtime Kyle resident Robert Rizo leads a pack of four candidates vying for the seat with 194 votes, while former Kyle Cty Council member Stuart Kirkwood has 116 votes, according to early voting results. Candidate Michelle Carey has 42 votes, while Cody DeSalvo has 33 votes.

ELECTION RESULTS

Early voting 

Hays CISD District 4

Merideth Keller – 279
Mark Summers – 69

Hays CISD District 5

Esperanza Orosco – 175
Frank Juarez, Jr. – 91

Kyle City Council District 3 At-Large (unexpired term)

Robert Rizo – 194
Stuart Kirkwood – 116
Michelle Carey – 42
Cody DeSalvo – 33

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