UPDATED: Lynn, Campos-Delgado head to runoff for New Braunfels City Council District 1 seat

Candidates for New Braunfels City Council, Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD were up for election May 7. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Candidates for New Braunfels City Council, Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD were up for election May 7. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Candidates for New Braunfels City Council, Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD were up for election May 7. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's note: This post was updated to correct information about the District 1 race.

Updated 10:00 a.m. May 10

The race for New Braunfels City Council District 1 will enter a runoff election at an unspecified date in June, according to David Ferguson, media and communications coordinator with the city of New Braunfels.

Candidates Suzie Lynn and Andrés Campos-Delgado garnered 42% and 44% of the vote respectively. Because no candidate received 50% of the vote, a runoff election is required for the board member position.

Updated: 11:45 a.m. May 9


With all precincts reporting in Comal and Guadalupe counties, Christopher Willis is slated to take the District 2 spot on New Braunfels City Council, and Andrés Campos-Delgado and Suzie Lynn will head to a runoff for the District 1 spot.

Willis led the May 7 election with 81.48% of the vote to Fabian Dealva's 18.52% of the vote.

Campos-Delgado led with 46.27% of the vote, and candidates Suzie Lynn and Jimmy V. Delgado trailed Campos-Delgado with 40.30% and 13.43%, respectively.

Campos-Delgado will succeed District 1 Council Member Shane Hines. Hines has held the seat since filling a one-year vacancy in 2018 and was elected to a full three-year term in 2019.

Willis will succeed District 2 Council Member Justin Meadows. Meadows was first elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2019.

Election results are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified.

Original story posted at 9:38 p.m. May 7

Two candidates have taken the lead in the May 7 election for City Council seats in New Braunfels.

Christopher Willis leads for District 2 council member with 81.48% of the vote. Fabian Dealva trails Willis with 18.52% of the vote.

The District 2 race is predominantly in the Guadalupe County portion of the city where all 34 precincts are so far reporting results and the projected winner.

Speaking to Community Impact Newspaper, Willis said his community service behind the scenes in the military, probation and police officer and crisis negotiator as well as on different boards prompted him to step up and run for City Council.

“So many people asked me to do this. And you know what, why not? Let me finally get out of from the behind the stage and get up there and do what I love to do,” Willis said. “We just serve this community and that's what these voters are allowing me to do. ... It's just continuing doing what I have been doing behind the scenes.”

Andrés Campos-Delgado leads for council member, District 1 with 46.27% of the vote and candidates Suzie Lynn and Jimmy V. Delgado trail Campos-Delgado with 40.30% and 13.43% respectively.

The District 1 race is primarily in the Comal County portion of New Braunfels where 33.33% of returns are so far reporting results.

This article will be updated as results are published by each county’s clerk’s office.

Election results are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified.
By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

Eric joinedCommunity Impact Newspaper as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. He brings a passion for accurate, compelling story telling and human interest to his work.