The Run-Off: Live Election Coverage

An historic race crosses the finish line

A long and contentious election season comes to a close. As run-off results come in for the mayoral and Districts 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 races, we’ll update here and @ACNewsdesk. For more stories from the 2014 campaign trail, see our Elections home page.

10:42pm: Travis County Election office has issued the final, unofficial election results. Look for in-depth analysis in the morning and in Thursday's print issue.

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler..........52,125 / 67.05%
Mike Martinez........25,610 / 32.95%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston.............4,234 / 74.25%
DeWayne Lofton........1,468 / 25.75%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza..............1,722 / 40.24%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...2,557 / 59.76%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........2,851 / 64.62%
Laura Pressley....1,561 / 35.38%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan.....3,821 / 48.79%
Don Zimmerman....4,010 / 51.21%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt........2,685 / 33.77%
Leslie Pool...5,267 / 66.23%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs..........6,172 / 49.77%
Ellen Troxclair....6,229 / 50.23%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.......7,373 / 45.24%
Sheri Gallo..........8,923 / 54.76%

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........28,842 / 65.05%
Hillary Procknow.....15,495 / 34.95%

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....3,164 / 55.91%
David “D” Thompson.........2,495 / 44.09%

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy......2,690 / 46.83% 
Paul Saldaña................3,054 / 53.17%

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......29,222 / 53.98%
Jade Chang Sheppard.....24,911 / 46.02%

10:33pm:

10:14pm:

10:10pm: The latest numbers from the Travis County Election Office put Scruggs less than 100 votes behind Troxclair.

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler..........51,297 / 66.97%
Mike Martinez....25,295 / 33.03%
217 of 236 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston............4,234 / 74.25%
DeWayne Lofton......1,468 / 25.75%
34 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza...........1,722 / 40.26%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...2,555 / 59.74%
20 of 20 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........2,851 / 64.62%
Laura Pressley....1,561 / 35.38%
18 of 18 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan....3,239 / 47.581%
Don Zimmerman....3,536 / 52.19%
18 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt.......2,685 / 33.77%
Leslie Pool...5,266 / 66.23%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs.........6,169 / 49.77%
Ellen Troxclair....6,226 / 50.23%
25 of 27 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.... 7,373 / 45.24%
Sheri Gallo..........8,923 / 54.76%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........28,808 / 65.06%
Hillary Procknow...15,472 / 34.94%
174 of 174 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....3,164 / 55.99%
David “D” Thompson......2,495 / 44.09%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy...2,665 / 46.84% 
Paul Saldaña................3,024 / 53.16%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......29,185 / 53.97%
Jade Chang Sheppard....24,888 / 46.03%
230 of 230 precincts reporting

9:57pm:

9:47pm:

9:43pm:

9:36pm:

9:29pm: Newest numbers...

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler..........41,774 / 67.55%
Mike Martinez....20,064 / 32.45%
217 of 236 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston............3,659 / 73.59%
DeWayne Lofton......1,313 / 26.41%
34 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza...........1,247 / 41.35%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...1,769 / 58.65%
20 of 20 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........2,766 / 64.40%
Laura Pressley....1,529 / 35.60%
18 of 18 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan....2,636 / 48.58%
Don Zimmerman....2,790 / 51.42%
18 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt.......2,258 / 34.05%
Leslie Pool...4,373 / 65.95%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs.........5,116 / 48.93%
Ellen Troxclair...5,340 / 51.07%
25 of 27 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.... 5,464 / 45.67%
Sheri Gallo..........6,499 / 54.33%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........23,385 / 64.89%
Hillary Procknow...12,655 / 35.11%
174 of 174 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....2,801 / 55.17%
David “D” Thompson......2,276 / 44.83%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy...2,039 / 48.51% 
Paul Saldaña................2,164 / 51.49%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......23,852 / 54.05%
Jade Chang Sheppard....20,274 / 45.95%
230 of 230 precincts reporting

9:23pm:

9:19pm:

9:16pm: New numbers...

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler.........38,530 / 68.24%
Mike Martinez...17,933 / 31.76%
217 of 236 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston............3,340 / 73.88%
DeWayne Lofton......1,181 / 26.12%
34 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza...........1,191 / 41.82%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...1,657 / 58.18%
20 of 20 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........2,181 / 62.93%
Laura Pressley....1,285 / 37.07%
18 of 18 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan....2,622 / 48.50%
Don Zimmerman....2,784 / 51.50%
18 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt.......2,210 / 34.13%
Leslie Pool...4,266 / 65.87%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs.........4,150 / 48.46%
Ellen Troxclair....4,414 / 51.54%
25 of 27 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.... 5,397 / 45.69%
Sheri Gallo......... 6,415 / 54.31%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........21,270 / 64.91%
Hillary Procknow...11,500 / 35.09%
174 of 174 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....2,552 / 54.58%
David “D” Thompson......2,124 / 45.42%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy...1,920 / 48.77% 
Paul Saldaña................2,017 / 51.23%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......21,787 / 53.97%
Jade Chang Sheppard....18,581 / 46.03%
230 of 230 precincts reporting

Passing of the torch: Mayor-elect Steve Adler shakes hands with outgoing Mayor Lee Leffingwell (photo by John Anderson)

9pm: Mayor-elect Steve Adler with Mayor Lee Leffingwell at Adler's victory party at Midway Field House.

8:57pm: New numbers from the Travis County Elections office.  

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler.........36,372 / 69.00%
Mike Martinez...16,343 / 31.00%
217 of 236 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston..........2,824 / 73.54%
DeWayne Lofton......1,016 / 26.46%
34 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza...........1,167 / 42.07%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...1,607 / 57.93%
20 of 20 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........1,877 / 62.50%
Laura Pressley....1,126 / 37.50%
18 of 18 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan....2,425 / 47.63%
Don Zimmerman....2,666 / 52.37%
18 of 34 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt.......1,759 / 34.16%
Leslie Pool...3,390 / 65.84%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs.........4,130 / 48.39%
Ellen Troxclair...4,404 / 51.61%
25 of 27 precincts reporting

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.... 5,236 / 45.70%
Sheri Gallo......... 6,221 / 54.30%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........19,999 / 64.98%
Hillary Procknow...10,776 / 35.02%
174 of 174 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....2,061 / 52.26%
David “D” Thompson......1,883 / 47.74%
29 of 29 precincts reporting

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy...1,905 / 48.80% 
Paul Saldaña................1,999 / 51.20%
32 of 32 precincts reporting

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......20,296 / 54.00%
Jade Chang Sheppard....17,287 / 46.00%
230 of 230 precincts reporting

photo by David Brendan Hall

8:45pm: Leslie Pool celebrates her win in District 7 with (from left to right) Kathie Tovo, Barbara Rush, Danette Chimento, Laura Morrison, and Sheryl Cole.

8:36pm: Latest numbers from Travis County below, including early votes and election day. We'll update with number of precincts reported shortly.

 

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler.........34,476 / 69.65%
Mike Martinez...15,022 / 30.35%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston..........2,601 / 73.23%
DeWayne Lofton......951 / 26.77%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza...........1,090 / 43.03%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...1,443 / 56.97%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........1,824 / 62.21%
Laura Pressley....1,108 / 37.79%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan....2,278 / 47.89%
Don Zimmerman....2,479 / 52.11%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt.......1,640 / 34.27%
Leslie Pool...3,146 / 65.73%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs.........4,095 / 48.30%
Ellen Troxclair...4,384 / 51.70%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.... 4,718 / 45.07%
Sheri Gallo......... 5,751 / 54.93%

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........18,757 / 64.80%
Hillary Procknow...10,189 / 35.20%

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....1,886 / 51.00%
David “D” Thompson......1,812 / 49.00%

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy...1,842 / 49.17% 
Paul Saldaña................1,904 / 50.83%

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......19,079 / 53.96%
Jade Chang Sheppard....16,278 / 46.04%

8:22pm

8:02pm:

8pm:

7:54pm: Mike Martinez confirms he's called Steve Adler and conceded the mayoral race. He should address supporters soon.

7:40pm:

7:38pm:

7:37pm:


7:34pm: Williamson County has released its unofficial early voting numbers.

Mayor, City of Austin
Steve Adler........1,455 votes / 77.93%
Mike Martinez.....412 votes / 22.07%

District 6
Jimmy Flannigan....920 votes / 49.65%
Don Zimmerman....933 votes / 50.35%

ACC Trustee, Place 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant......1,521 votes / 60.38%
Jade Chang Sheppard.......998 votes / 39.62%%

7:25pm: Austin ISD voters have decided to turn this second round into a nail biter in two races. In what could turn out to be a remarkable upset in District 6, long-time education advocate and PR consultant Paul Saldana is only 62 votes ahead of former Ann Richards Leadership Academy for Young Women teacher Kate Mason-Murphy (50.83% to 49.87%). That's a real surprise, since Mason Murphy has fought a zero-expenditure campaign. There's not much more comfort for UT department head Edmund. T Gordon in District 1, who is only 94 votes ahead of Austin Stone Community Church Minister David "D" Thompson (51.4% to 48.6%). That race, to replace exiting trustee Cheryl Bradley, remains highly volatile: Thompson has faced criticism for his connections to charter groups, but he has mounted an aggressive ground game over the last couple of weeks, while Gordon has never seemed like a natural campaigner.

However, one race seems fairly settled. In the At-Large Position 9 race, AISD District Advisory Council member Kendall Pace is romping ahead of UT program director Hillary Procknow, 64.84% to 35.16%.

Across in the Austin Community College Place 2 race, ACC Foundation board member Gigi Edwards Bryant is running comfortably ahead of construction entrepreneur and ACC employee union favorite Jade Chang Sheppard, 54% to 46%. Those numbers only include Travis County, so if Sheppard can pull off a minor miracle in Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, and Lee counties, she may still have an outside shot. – Richard Whittaker

7:11pm: The Travis County Clerk has just issued the unofficial early voting tally.

 

City of Austin

 

MAYOR
Steve Adler.........34,133 / 69.79%
Mike Martinez...14,778 / 30.21%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston..........2,421 / 73.39%
DeWayne Lofton....878 / 26.61%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana Almanza...........1,086 / 43.03%
Sabino “Pio” Renteria...1,438 / 56.97%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Greg Casar.........1,681 / 63.53%
Laura Pressley....965 / 36.47%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Jimmy Flannigan....2,277 / 47.89%
Don Zimmerman....2,478 / 52.11%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Jeb Boyt.......1,637 / 34.29%
Leslie Pool...3,137 / 65.71%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ed Scruggs.........4,094 / 48.29%
Ellen Troxclair...4,384 / 51.71%

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey.... 4,715 / 45.06%
Sheri Gallo......... 5,749 / 54.94%

AISD Board

AT-LARGE POSITION 9
Kendall Pace..........18,529 / 64.84%
Hillary Procknow...10,046 / 35.16%

DISTRICT 1
Edmund “Ted” Gordon....1,730 / 51.40%
David “D” Thompson......1,636 / 48.60

DISTRICT 6
Kate Mason-Murphy...1,840 / 49.17% 
Paul Saldaña................1,902 / 50.83%

Austin Community College

ACC Trustee, Place 2**
Gigi Edwards Bryant......18,845 / 54.00%
Jade Chang Sheppard....16,054 / 46.00%

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