Election Day 2020 Update: Kyle's mayoral race will go to a runoff between Mitchell, Tenorio

The city of Kyle has two City Council races and a mayoral race on the November 2020 ballot. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Kyle has two City Council races and a mayoral race on the November 2020 ballot. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Kyle has two City Council races and a mayoral race on the November 2020 ballot. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATE 9:42 a.m., Nov. 4

There will be a runoff election between the top two vote-getters in the race for mayor of Kyle.

Neither Travis Mitchell, the incumbent, nor Linda Tenorio managed to get more than 50% of the vote so far in the unofficial count.

The race went back and forth all night between the two candidates, with Tenorio taking 37.82% of the final unofficial count to Mitchell's 37.59%.

City of Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster confirmed Nov. 4 that the two candidates will face off in a Dec. 1 runoff election.


UPDATE 10:36 p.m.

Challenger Linda Tenorio appears to have won the race for mayor of Kyle in the unofficial vote count.

With all precincts reporting, Tenorio edged out incumbent Travis Mitchell with 5,831 votes to 5,795.

In the race for Kyle City Council District 2, Yvonne Flores-Cale beat incumbent Tracy Scheel, with 2,804 votes to 1,794.

In the race for Kyle City Council District 4, Ashlee Bradshaw beat out challenger Tim McHutchion, at 3,179 votes to 2,038.

Results are updated as of 10:36 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

UPDATE 9:39 p.m.

In the Kyle mayoral race, incumbent Travis Mitchell has taken back a small lead against nearest challenger Linda Tenorio. Mitchell has 5,676 votes to Tenorio's 5,661. Challenger David Abdel now has 2,349 and Peter Parcher has 1,350.

In the race for Kyle City Council District 2, Yvonne Flores-Cale is still leading incumbent Tracy Scheel, with 2,776 votes to 1,781.

In the race for Kyle City Council District 4, Ashlee Bradshaw is still ahead of challenger Tim McHutchion, at 3,125 votes to 1,997.

UPDATE: 9:03 p.m.

Challenger Linda Tenorio has taken the lead over incumbent Travis Mitchell by four, with 5,193 votes to Mitchell's 5,189. David Abdel remains in third with 2,214 votes and Peter Parcher is last with 1,261 votes.

The first return of unofficial early voting totals Nov. 3 from Hays County show Travis Mitchell with a slim, two-vote lead over his nearest challenger, Linda Tenorio, in the race for Kyle mayor.

At 5,172 votes, Mitchell is beating Tenorio, David Abdel and Peter Parcher, who have 5,170, 2,209 and 1,257 votes, respectively.

In the race for Kyle City Council District 2, Yvonne Flores-Cale is leading incumbent Tracy Scheel, with 2,457 votes to 1,619.

In the race for Kyle City Council District 4, Ashlee Bradshaw is ahead of challenger Tim McHutchion, at 2,873 votes to 1,843.

More than 98,000 county residents cast ballots by mail or during in-person early voting, which accounts for 64.24% of 152,840 registered voters in the county.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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