UPDATE: Holiday and McDonald win Pflugerville City Council races based on unofficial vote totals

Two seats are on the Nov. 2 ballot for Pflugerville City Council. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two seats are on the Nov. 2 ballot for Pflugerville City Council. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Two seats are on the Nov. 2 ballot for Pflugerville City Council. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Unofficial vote totals for both Pflugerville City Council races from Travis County show Kimberly Holiday has won Place 3 and Jim McDonald has won place 5.

Holiday took 51.24% of the vote with 3,046, and McDonald, who was a Pflugerville Place 6 Council Member from 2017-2020, took 53.13% of the vote with 3,117.

"Thank you to the citizens of Pflugerville for endorsing our shared direction," Holiday said in a statement to Community Impact Newspaper. "I am humbled to be the first African-American woman to serve on our city council and look forward to working hard for our city.

McDonald, who unseated Council Member Mike Heath to reclaim a spot on the body, also expressed gratitude for his victory.


"I am thankful the citizens of Pflugerville provided a cogent message and voted to restore professionalism, integrity and respect to City Council place 5," McDonald said.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.

Original story

Early returns show candidates Kimberly Holiday and Jim McDonald in the lead for their respective races for Pflugerville City Council.

Holiday is running for Place 3, and McDonald is running for place 5.

Voting numbers so far show Holiday ahead in her race for Place 3 with 1,813 votes. Her opponents, Bradley Hickman and A.K. Brewer have 1,462 and 259 votes, respectively.

McDonald is ahead in his race for Place 5 with 1,879 votes, and his opponent Mike Heath has 1,608 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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