Updated at 9:33 p.m. Dec. 8: This story has been updated with the latest vote totals.
Dan Stricklin was elected to the Frisco City Council with 3,448 votes, or 52.62%, over challenger Laura Rummel, according to unofficial runoff election results from Collin and Denton counties on Dec. 8.
That total is based on all seven Collin County vote centers and all 15 of Denton County's precincts reporting results.
Stricklin and Rummel ended up in the Dec. 8 runoff after receiving the most votes in a seven-way race in the Nov. 3 election. The runoff was triggered after no one received at least 50% of the vote. The winner replaces City Council member Tim Nelson, who reached term limits.
Stricklin could not immediately be reached for comment.
Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said his department sent out 2,426 mail-in ballots for this race. Only four provisional ballots had been cast as of 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Sherbet said.
Denton County Elections Manager Judith Evans said that the county’s elections department mailed out 2,811 ballots and had 35 provisional ballots cast in the early voting period.
Both county elections officials said this has been a quiet runoff election with no issues.
Results are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas Election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by election day, Dec. 8.
Additional reporting by Miranda Jaimes