With 100% of Tarrant County precincts reporting, Armin Mizani has been elected as the next mayor of Keller.
Mizani received 3,809 votes, or 58.89%, over challenger Tag Green, according to unofficial election results from Tarrant County. Green received a total of 2,659 votes.
In a social media address to supporters, Mizani said he was humbled by the results of the election.
"Tonight was a defining moment for our community, and I couldn’t be prouder of Keller," Mizani said. "I am ready to get to work on your behalf [by] providing tax relief for our residents, ensuring public safety, attracting quality economic development, improving our infrastructure, and maintaining Keller’s character with our trails and parks."
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.
Election day turnout in the Dec. 8 runoff was high at Keller Town Hall following a Nov. 3 general election that saw record voter turnout in Tarrant County.
Outgoing Keller Mayor Pat McGrail chose not to pursue a sixth term earlier this year, opening the field for three new candidates who all previously served on Keller City Council. Because no candidate received more than 50% of the votes in the general election, Green and Mizani returned to the ballot box for the runoff.
“The mayor election right now is very different than the cycle before with the general election, so it’s good to see a lot of people coming out to support the local race,” Kathy Mizani, wife of the candidate, said earlier in the afternoon before results were released.
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