With all votes counted, Ed Mihalkanin will be re-elected to San Marcos City Council Place 3.
The incumbent received 1,437 votes, or 65.35 percent of the vote. His opponent, Amy Stanfield, received 762 votes, or 34.65 percent of the vote.
All votes are unofficial until canvassed.
Ed Mihalkanin re-elected to San Marcos City Council Place 3, according to unofficial vote totals
With the majority of polling locations in San Marcos reporting vote totals, Ed Mihalkanin has won the San Marcos City Council Place 3 seat.
With 14 out of 19 precincts reporting ballots, Mihalkanin received 1,089, or 63.35 percent of the votes, while opponent Amy Stanfield received 630, or 36.65 percent of the votes.
Stanfield, who serves on the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce board and is active with the San Marcos Education Foundation, said she was grateful for those who turned out to vote.
“Just because it didn’t go my way, I still appreciate everything that happened, everybody that went out and just supported [me],” she said. “I just hope that the City Council will do the best for the community.”
Community Impact Newspaper will update this story once 100 percent of the votes are in. Results are unofficial until canvassed.
Posted 7:20 p.m.: Ed Mihalkanin ‘very encouraged’ by early voting totals for San Marcos City Council Place 3
Incumbent Ed Mihalkanin said he had a “good feeling” about early voting totals recorded so far following the closure of the polls at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Mihalkanin, who currently serves on San Marcos City Council in Place 3, is leading newcomer Amy Stanfield by 64.3 percent of early voting and absentee votes, according to Hays County.
“I’m very encouraged by the early voting turnout count,” he said.
But he said it was too early to call the race, as he saw several people still in line at the polls around 7 p.m.
“I don’t want to ever tempt fate; we just need to wait,” he said.
Stationed at the Lutheran Church polling location on Holland Street for most of the afternoon, Mihalkanin said he was reading citizens’ body language as they came out of the polls.
“I was getting a very good feeling,” he said.
He said he was also pleased that preliminary voting totals show all of the city’s proposed charter amendments are approved.
“We seriously vetted the proposed amendments from the [Charter Review Commission],” he said.
Incumbent Jane Hughson, who ran again for San Marcos City Council Place 4, leads by more than 80 percent, and Mihalkanin applauded the margin of votes.
“That’s a testament to what a great City Council member she is,” he said.
Stanfield did not respond to a call for comment after early voting totals had been calculated.
Original post: With polls closed, Ed Mihalkanin leads for San Marcos City Council Place 3 in unofficial vote totals
Shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m. today, early voting and absentee vote totals showed San Marcos City Council place 3 incumbent Ed Mihalkanin leading.
Edging out newcomer Amy Stanfield, Mihalkanin received 64.3 percent of early voting and absentee votes, or 688 votes. Stanfield received 35.7 percent, or 382, early voting and absentee votes.
Voting totals are unofficial until canvassed.
Community Impact Newspaper will update this story throughout the night.