Texas holding local runoff elections on December 13

Two cities in Texas are holding nonpartisan general runoff elections on December 13, 2022. In Corpus Christi, three city council seats will be on the ballot. Three city council seats will also be on the ballot in Austin, along with the mayor. The runoff elections were required after no candidates received a majority of votes in the general elections that were held on November 8.

Austin Mayor Stephen Adler did not file to run for re-election in 2022. Six candidates were on the general election ballot to replace him. Celia Israel and Kirk Watson received the most votes in that election, earning them both a spot in the runoff.

The District 3, 5, and 9 seats on the Austin City Council are also holding runoffs. The general elections for those three seats each had at least six candidates competing. Daniela Silva and Jose Velasquez are competing in the District 3 runoff. The District 5 runoff includes Ryan Alter and Stephanie Bazan, and Linda Guerrero and Zohaib Qadri advanced to the District 9 runoff.

In Corpus Christi, the District 1, 2, and 3 seats on the city council are holding runoffs. All three seats had three candidates competing in the general election. Billy Lerma and Everett Roy are running in the District 1 runoff, Sylvia Campos and Mark Scott are competing in the District 2 runoff, and Roland Barrera and Eric J. Cantu advanced to the District 3 runoff.

Austin is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 11th-largest city in the United States. Corpus Christi is the eighth-largest city in Texas and the 58th-largest city in the United States.

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