Baker takes San Marcos City Council Place 1 seat; Gonzales re-elected

Two San Marcos City Council seats were the ballot. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Two San Marcos City Council seats were the ballot. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Two San Marcos City Council seats were the ballot. (Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATE 11/6:

In the San Marcos City Council Place 1 contest, Maxfield Baker has edged out Mark Gleason by only 30 votes. According to unofficial results, Baker garnered 1,926 votes, or 50.39% of the total. Gleason has 1,896, or 49.61% of the total.

Gleason conceded the race on his Facebook page late Tuesday night, writing, "Thanks to all my supporters. This is a tough one but I appreciate your votes."

Baker told Community Impact Newspaper that he is excited to start as a City Council member.

“I’m really excited that people stuck it out,” Baker said. “I can’t say I was surprised. I knew I had worked as hard as I could and knew it was going to be a tight race.”


In the Place 2 election, incumbent Saul Gonzales kept his seat with 2,271 votes, or 59.58% of the total, while LMC (Lisa Marie Coppoletta) had 1,119 and Devin Barrett had 422.

Results are unofficial until votes are canvassed.


UPDATE 10:55 P.M.:

With nearly all votes counted, as of 10:55 the candidates in the Place 1 San Marcos City Council contest are only 33 votes apart. Maxfield Baker, who lagged behind Mark Gleason earlier in the night, has now garnered 1,922 votes, or 50.43%, while unofficial results show Gleason with 1,889 votes, or 49.57%.

Community Impact Newspaper will continue to report on the race.

In the Place 2 race, incumbent Saul Gonzales appears to have held onto his seat with 2,269 votes, or 59.68%. LMC (Lisa Marie Coppoletta) has 1,115 votes, or 29.33% while Devin Barrett has 418 votes, or 10.99% of the total tally.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

UPDATE 9:01 P.M.:

Mark Gleason still leads Maxwell Baker in the Place 1 race. Gleason now has 1,477 votes, or 54.32%, while Baker has 1,242 votes.

In the Place 2 contest, incumbent Saul Gonzales still leads but by a slighter smaller margin with 1,667 votes, or 61.49%. LMC (Lisa Marie Coppoletta) now has 748 votes, or 27.59% while Devin Barrett has 296 votes, or 10.92%.

ORIGINAL POST:

In early, unofficial results, Mark Gleason and Saul Gonzales lead opponents in the two San Marcos City Council races on the ballot.

Gleason has 928, or 55.67% of votes in early results, while Baker has 739.

The Place 1 seat opened up when City Council Member Lisa Prewitt announced that she would step down to run for a Hays County commissioner seat in 2020.

In the race for Place 2, incumbent Saul Gonzales has 1,100 votes, or 65.83%, leading LMC (Lisa Marie Coppoletta) with 411 and Devin Barrett with 160.

Gonzales is serving his first term.

All election results are unofficial until canvassed.
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