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%.
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.