UPDATED: Unofficial final election results show Hilda Montgomery winning in Round Rock special election

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Updated, 8:26 p.m.

Unofficial final election results from Williamson County, projected at 8:17 p.m., show Hilda Montgomery winning the special election with 55.81 percent of votes. Hollis Bone places second with 41.89 percent of votes, and John Montgomery comes in third with 2.30 percent of votes.

A total of 21 precincts, out of 25 total, were included in this projection of election results, with 5.51 percent of registered voters turning out in this election, according to Williamson County.

Original story, posted 7:13 p.m.:

Early voting results indicate Hilda Montgomery holds the early lead in a three-way race for Kris Whitfield’s vacant Place 6 seat on Round Rock City Council.

With 2,102 ballot cast in the early voting period from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12, Hilda leads the race against her counterparts Hollis Bone and John Montgomery (of no relation to Hilda), with 61.03 percent of the votes cast.

Bone comes in second with early voters with 36.73 percent of votes and John is in third place with 2.24 percent of votes cast in his favor.

A total of 60,880 voters are registered in the city of Round Rock. The roughly 2,100 ballots cast represents a voter turnout of 3.45 percent.

Whitfield left her seat vacant, effective Oct. 6, to move to Wyoming to a vacation home. On Oct. 26, Round Rock City Council voted to declare a special election for Dec. 16. Since that time, three candidates filed for the position.

Bone announced first, prior to the election being called. Bone previously ran for Round Rock City Council Place 1, which was vacated by Craig Morgan who ran successfully for mayor. Bone lost to current Council Member Tammy Young. Bone previously served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and was involved with the Round Rock Economic Development Partnership and the Transportation and Economic Development Corporation, according to his campaign website.

John owns printing company Roberts Printing. He has lived in Round Rock for just under seven years, according to his campaign filing form.

Hilda previously ran for mayor in this year’s May election and lost to Morgan. Hilda said she has lived in Round Rock for nearly 17 years after being recruited to the area by Dell.

Results will be updated as they come in.

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Emily Donaldson is a recent transplant to the Austin area from Houston, Texas, where she started with Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016. Donaldson started covering public education in Cy-Fair ISD, the third largest school district in the state of Texas, and then she transitioned into her role as the company's legislative reporter, providing statehouse coverage for all 22 editions. Currently, she reports on the city of Round Rock and Round Rock ISD for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition. Donaldson graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor's degrees in magazine journalism and political science.
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