With provisional ballots counted, Rizo congratulates Koch on Kyle City Council win

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In the race for Kyle City Council Place 5, the unofficial tally after the Nov. 6 election had Robert Rizo with 3,189 votes and Rick Koch with 3,268 votes. Given the 79-vote margin, Rizo said, he wanted to wait until after provisional ballots were collected to decide on his next move.

But those ballots were counted Nov. 9 at a meeting of the Early Voting Ballot Board, and while additional votes went to each candidate, election totals now have Koch with 3,275 votes and Rizo with 3,193—an 82-vote lead for Koch.

“It looks like I’m not going to win this thing,” Rizo said today. “Congratulations to Rick Koch; he ran a great campaign.”

Rizo said he has enjoyed the process of campaigning.

“I had a great time meeting a lot of the citizens of Kyle,” Rizo said. “It was a great learning experience.”

Koch could not immediately be reached for comment.

All election results are unofficial until canvassed.

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Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
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