ROUNDUP: Election results, reactions from the Lake Travis-Westlake region

Catch up on election results from the Lake Travis-Westlake area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Catch up on election results from the Lake Travis-Westlake area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Catch up on election results from the Lake Travis-Westlake area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Lake Travis-Westlake residents took to the polls May 1 to cast their ballot in several location elections. Following the final results, the region will see a new mayor, a new school board member and changes to city charters.

All results are unofficial until certified and canvassed by the county clerk.

Bee Cave

The makeup of Bee Cave City Council will remain unchanged following the May 1 local election. Incumbents Andrew Clark, Kevin Hight and Andrea Willott will hold onto their seats after receiving a majority of votes.

Bee Cave voters also approved a special election to reauthorize the local sales and use tax along with eight ballot propositions focused on updating the city’s charter.

Read more about the election results here.

Eanes ISD

Incumbents Jennifer Champagne and James Spradley will retain their seats on the Eanes ISD board of trustees after beating out their challengers.

The local election saw voter turnout at a rate substantially higher than its last May trustee election. More than 10,000 community members cast their ballot compared to roughly 2,000 on May 4, 2019, according to Travis County election results.

Champagne took to her social media account May 2 to confirm she received a call of concession from her opponent, Jen Stevens.










Read more about the election results here.

Lakeway

Tom Kilgore will serve as Lakeway’s new mayor after defeating candidate Alain Bain by nearly 1,000 votes. The retired Army officer will fill a post left vacant by Mayor Sandy Cox, who did not seek re-election after three years in office.

Read more about the unofficial results here.

Lakeway City Council incumbents Gretchen Vance and Sanjeev Kumar will continue to serve as council members after capturing a majority of local votes.

Additionally, returning to the dais is former Council Member Keith Trecker, who was previously elected in 2015.

A ballot proposition to authorize the local sales and use tax for street and maintenance repairs received the approval of 74.69% Lakeway voters.

Read more about the unofficial results here.

Lake Travis ISD

Incumbent Lauren White won her re-election by a wide margin for Place 2 on the Lake Travis ISD board of trustees. White, who has served since 2018, captured 74.27% of votes in the race against her opponent, Kara Bell.

The district will also welcome a new trustee, Phillip Davis, to Place 1. Davis led candidates Spike McBride and Todd Taylor.

Davis, an assistant professor at Texas State University, will serve an at-large three-year term alongside White. Following the election results, he took to Facebook to express his gratitude for the community's support.


Read more about the election results here.








Wow! I am so honored to be elected to serve LTISD as a Trustee! I look forward to working with the community, teachers ...


Posted by Phillip Davis for LTISD Kids on Sunday, May 2, 2021

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.