Final results: Rosengarten, Reetz, Medicus to serve on Sunset Valley City Council

Rudi Rosengarten, Wanda D. Reetz, Alfonso Carmona and Karen Medicus compete for three Sunset Valley City Council seats.
Rudi Rosengarten, Wanda D. Reetz, Alfonso Carmona and Karen Medicus compete for three Sunset Valley City Council seats. Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper

Rudi Rosengarten, Wanda D. Reetz, Alfonso Carmona and Karen Medicus compete for three Sunset Valley City Council seats. Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper

Updated: Nov. 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

Unofficial final vote totals for the Nov. 5 election show that Rudi Rosengarten, Wanda D. Reetz and Karen Medicus will serve on Sunset Valley City Council.

Rosengarten received 168 total votes, Reetz received 163, Medicus received 122 and Alfonso Carmona received 118 votes. Results are not official until the votes are canvassed.

Updated: Nov. 6, 2019, 2:24 a.m.

Karen Medicus has moved into the top three in the Sunset Valley City Council race, according to the latest voting results released by Travis County at 2:14 a.m. Nov. 6.


Rudi Rosengarten currently holds the most votes with 166 votes, followed by Wanda D. Reetz with 160 and Medicus with 120. Alfonso Carmona currently trails with 117 total votes.

Updated: Nov. 6, 2019, 12:13 a.m.

With Election Day results still being tallied as of 12:13 a.m. Nov. 6, Rudi Rosengarten and Wanda D. Reetz are tied with 50 votes each after the latest run of results were released by Travis County.

Although more than 25,000 total Election Day votes have been counted so far in Travis County, only 3 votes have been added to the Sunset Valley race since initial early voting numbers were reported on Nov. 5. Alfonso Carmona still holds third place in the race with 39 votes.

Results are expected to come in throughout the night. This story will be updated as results become finalized by the county. Results are not official until the votes are canvassed.

Original post: Nov. 5, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

With three seats on Sunset Valley City Council up for grabs Nov. 5, incumbent Council Member Rudi Rosengarten and residents Wanda D. Reetz and Alfonso Carmona are the top three vote getters based on early voting totals.

According to early voting totals released by Travis County, Reetz’s 49 votes lead over Rosengarten’s count of 48 votes, followed by Carmona’s 39 and Karen Medicus’ 31 votes.

Election day voting totals will be released throughout the night. The three candidates who receive the most votes in Sunset Valley will be elected onto city council.

Rosengarten is running to maintain her seat on City Council—one that she has held since 2011—while the three other candidates are running to serve for the first time. Current Council Members Marc Bruner and Ketan Kharod, who were up for reelection this year, decided not to file for placement on the ballot.

Officials in Sunset Valley run for two-year terms.
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