Update: Kyle City Council District 5 seat heads to runoff

Two seats were up for election Nov. 2 on Kyle City Council. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two seats were up for election Nov. 2 on Kyle City Council. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

Two seats were up for election Nov. 2 on Kyle City Council. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATE: 11 a.m. CST, Nov. 3

The city of Kyle announced there will be a runoff election Dec. 7 for the District 5 seat between the two candidates who received the most votes as neither managed to surpass 50%.

At 28.07% of the votes, challenger Daniela Parsley will face incumbent Rick Koch, who reached 35.25% of the 1,546 votes.

The race remained steady as Koch held the lead throughout the night with Parsley following in second.

UPDATE: 11:00 p.m. CST


District 5 incumbent Rick Koch maintains his lead with 35.25% of 1,546 votes. Daniela Parsley follows at 28.07% with Leah Kaufman at 22.83% and Donny Wills with 13.84%.

District 6 incumbent Michael Tobias is running unopposed and has 100% of 283 votes.

Original post

As polls close Nov. 2, preliminary voting totals show the incumbents of Kyle City Council seats are in the lead of their races.

For the District 5 seat, incumbent Rick Koch leads with 34.17% of the vote. Daniela Parsley follows behind at 28.75%; Leah Kaufman is at 21.81%; and Donny Wills is at 15.28%.

Michael Tobias is the incumbent and running unopposed for the District 6 seat.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community. Community Impact Newspaper will continue to update this story as the votes come in.
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.


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