UPDATE: With polls closed, Paul Daugereau leads Jose Montoya for Buda City Council Place 4 in early voting

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Update: Daugereau ‘appreciative of support’ after winning place 4 Buda City Council seat

With all three Buda precincts reporting at 9:31 p.m., Paul Daugereau won the place 4 Buda City Council seat with 63.77 percent of votes, or 558 votes.

“I appreciate all the support that I received from everyone—family, friends and neighbors,” Daugereau said. “I’m glad we ran a very positive campaign. I thought the city needed it. I hope to move forward and get a lot accomplished with our new council.”

Moving forward, Daugereau said his priorities include the city’s drainage projects and approaches to the traffic situation.

“The city is growing so fast that it’s time we move forward as quickly as possible and make sure the city remains livable,” he said.

Paul Montoya, Daugereau’s opponent, took 36.23 percent of votes, or 317 votes. Montoya, who previously served on the Buda City Council, said he would continue his role as vice president of the Buda Economic Development Corporation and does not plan to run for city office in the future.

Original Post: Shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m. today, early voting and unofficial vote totals showed Paul Daugereau leading the race for Buda City Council Place 4.

Leading over former Buda City Council Member Jose Montoya, Daugereau received 66.38 percent of the vote, or 310 votes, as of 7:08 p.m. Jose Montoya received 33.62 percent of the vote, or 157 votes.

Following the release of the early and absentee voting totals, Daugereau said: “Obviously, I feel good about it. I’m still waiting for the rest of them.”

In reaction to the first vote totals, Montoya said: “My straw polling was way off. It would have to be a reversal of early voting results for me to win.”

Voting totals are unofficial until canvassed.

Community Impact Newspaper will update this story throughout the night.

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