ELECTION RESULTS: Tilton and Singh will meet in Austin ISD District 9 runoff this December

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Updated: Nov. 7, 1:55 a.m.

Carmen Tilton and Arati Singh will participate in a runoff election for Austin ISD’s open at-large seat after no candidate received over 50 percent of votes.

With all precincts reporting results, Tilton lead the three AISD candidates with 72,037 total votes, but only gained 40.13 percent of votes in the race. Singh’s 65,489 votes represented 36.49 percent of votes cast.

Sam Russo received 41,961, or 23.38 percent of votes cast in the District 9 election.

Original post: Nov. 6, 9:54 p.m.

With 15 of 144 locations reporting in the Nov. 6 election, Carmen Tilton leads the field with 40.69 percent of votes in the race for the Austin ISD District 9 seat, but a runoff election is likely.

Candidate Arati Singh follows Tilton with 37.73 percent of votes, while Sam Russo trails with 21.57 percent of votes. All three are competing for the vacant at-large position on the board. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Including early voting results Tilton has 59,245 votes, Singh has 54,936 votes, and Russo has 31,411 votes.

If no candidate receives at least 50 percent of votes, a runoff election between the top-two vote getters will be held Dec. 11.

The District 9 position became open May 21 when former trustee and board president Kendall Pace resigned from the board after inflammatory text messages with another board member surfaced. Education Austin, the labor union for Austin ISD employees, held a press conference May 16 asking Pace to resign her position.

AISD board of trustees on May 21 unanimously elected trustee Geronimo Rodriguez, who is running unopposed for the District 6 seat tonight, to serve as its board president.

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Nicholas Cicale
Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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