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.