UPDATE: David Springer wins Volente mayor election

David Springer and Judy Barrick are running for mayor of Volente.

David Springer and Judy Barrick are running for mayor of Volente.

Updated Nov. 7 at 12:38 a.m.
David Springer has won the election for mayor of Volente with 56.15 percent of the vote, according to unofficial Travis County election results. Judy Barrick received 43.85 percent of the vote.

Springer, who has lived in Volente for 20 years, said he plans on working with Barrick going forward. Springer said that as mayor he will work to bring the community, which has been at odds with each other, together.

"We're such a small community we sort of have to get along," Springer said.

All election results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted Nov. 6 at 7:48 p.m.
Early voting results show David Springer in the lead for mayor of Volente

Unofficial early voting results show David Springer is in the lead for mayor of Volente.

Springer has received 112 votes and Judy Barrick has received 86 votes, according to Travis County election results. Barrick is behind Springer by 13.14 percent of votes.

Barrick has been a business owner in Austin for the last three decades. David Springer is a retired computer systems analyst at Dell Computer. The candidates shared their priorities for Volente in this Q&A.

Jana Nace and Carol “Missy” Thost both ran unopposed for seats on Volente council.

This story will be updated as Election Day votes are released. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
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By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.



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