UPDATE: Unofficial voting results show Troy Hill wins Leander mayoral election


Update posted June 16 at 9:25 p.m.

According to unofficial voting results, Troy Hill won the city of Leander mayoral runoff election against Vic Villarreal.

Hill carried the election with 1,577 votes, or 61.9 percent of the vote. Vic Villarreal followed with 971 votes, or 38.1 percent of the vote.

According to voting results from Williamson County, the total voter turnout for the runoff election was nearly 10 percent.

Original story posted June 16 at 7:20 p.m.

Early voting results show Troy Hill leading in the race for Leander mayor against Vic Villarreal.

The two candidates are competing for the city’s top seat in a runoff election. In the May 5 general election, Hill ended with 42.51 percent of the vote and Villarreal followed with 31.87 percent of the vote. Along with third-place candidate Adam C. Benefield, none of the candidates were able to secure over 50 percent of the votes, resulting in Saturday’s runoff election.

According to early voting results released by Williamson County, Hill leads with 1,093 votes, or 63.77 percent of the vote. Villarreal follows with 621 votes, or 36.23 percent of the vote.

Hill, a business development manager, served for three years on Leander City Council until his term ended in May. Villarreal, a business professor, previously served on City Council and as the chairman of the Austin Community College board of trustees.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

This story will be updated throughout the night as Leander’s election results are tallied.

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Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.
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