Kinsey won with 246, or 61.5%, of 400 votes cast. She ran against Nicole Calderone, who received 154 votes, or 38.5%.
The Place 5 seat was declared vacant during council's April 15 meeting after former Council Member Patti Martinez announced her resignation. Mike Arismendez was approved to fill the seat until the results of the May 1 election—which resulted in the June runoff—were finalized.
During her campaign, Kinsey said fixing trust issues in the city with diplomacy and respect was important to her. After she was sworn in, Kinsey said her first goal is to fill roles on boards and commissions starting at the June 17 City Council meeting.
"Overall, [I'm] just really ready to get to work," she said.