French holds lead for council seat in unofficial returns for District 6

Jake French held a lead in unofficial results for the vacant District 6 seat on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy photo)
Jake French held a lead in unofficial results for the vacant District 6 seat on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy photo)

Jake French held a lead in unofficial results for the vacant District 6 seat on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy photo)

Updated 11:55 p.m.

With 50 of 51 precincts in Willaimson County reporting, Jake French, with 311 votes, held an unofficial lead over Chere Heintzmann, with 252 votes, for the vacant District 6 seat on Georgetown City Council after Election Day Nov. 2.

In addition, there was wide support for nine amendments to the city charter as well as a special option election to legalize alcohol sales in the most recently annexed parts of the city.

Results for all races will be updated Nov. 3.

Results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide to see results from all local elections in your community.


Updated 9:55 p.m.

Early voting totals in the city of Georgetown show a close race for the District 6 City Council seat race between Jake French and Chere Heintzmann with 342 votes counted in the district. French had 214 votes while Heintzmann had 168.

In addition, there was support for nine amendments to the city charter as well as a special option election to legalize alcohol sales in the most recently annexed parts of the city with over 7,000 votes cast citywide.

Proposition A: 90.72% for, 9.28% against

Amendment to add term limits of no more than three consecutive terms for City Council members and the mayor until at least two years has elapsed since their last term of office with an exception allowing for a council member to serve as mayor without waiting for two years to elapse.

Proposition B: 90.41% for, 9.59% against

Amendment to provide that a council member and mayor must be at least 21 years of age on the first day of the term to be filled; to provide that a council member must reside in the council district the member would be representing for at least 12 months preceding the election date; to provide that the mayor must reside in the city limits for at least 12 months preceding election day; and to reduce the time that a former council member or mayor may not be employed by the city from two years to one year after leaving office.

Proposition C: 81.47% for, 18.53% against

Amendment to provide that City Council shall fill a council member vacancy with less than 12 months left of a term by appointment within 30 days of the vacancy.

Proposition D: 83.32% for, 16.68% against

Amendment to clarify that City Council actions require an affirmative vote of a majority of council members present and voting.

Proposition E: 61.66% for, 38.34% against

Amendment to remove the ordinance caption publication requirement; to remove the requirement to file an ordinance with the city secretary seven days prior to its consideration; to provide that an ordinance must be approved at two separate meetings; and to provide that an ordinance caption must be read at one of the two meetings.

Proposition F: 80.87% for, 19.13% against

Amendment to provide that a petition for an initiative, referendum or recall of city officials must be signed by 15% of the registered voters of the city on the date of the last municipal election.

Proposition G: 64.23% for, 35.77% against

Amendment to remove all references to divisions with the city’s administrative organization.

Proposition H: 72.62% for, 27.38% against

Amendment to remove references to divisions with the city’s administrative organization and to provide for budget amendments in cases of emergency and for municipal purposes as allowed under state law

Proposition I: 60.36% for, 39.64% against

Amendment to remove the requirement to publish a proposed ordinance granting a franchise and to provide that a proposed ordinance granting a franchise shall be posted on the city’s webpage for 30 days prior to final passage.

Proposition J: 88.19% for, 11.81% against

The legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages in the city of Georgetown.

Results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide to see results from all local elections in your community.

Editor's note: This article will be updated as more results are released.
By Eddie Harbour

Editor, Cedar Park/Georgetown/Leander

Eddie joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 and has been a reporter and editor over the past two decades including lengthy stays at the Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.) and Santa Barbara News-Press. He relocated to the Austin area in 2014 from his native California.



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