Updated May 7 at 9:50 p.m. This story has been updated to reflect 100% of precincts reporting.
Flower Mound voters elected incumbent Adam Schiestel and newcomer Brian Taylor to Town Council seats on May 7.
Schiestel won re-election with 62.82% of the votes in Place 1, and Taylor won his race with 52.37% of the votes for Place 3. Both will serve three-year terms.
Schiestel is a software engineering manager and has lived in Flower Mound nine years. He faced challenger Carol Kyer, a housewife, who has lived in Flower Mound 29 years.
Schiestel ran on a campaign to maintain lower property taxes and lower density development, he said in a Community Impact Newspaper Q&A. He was not available for comment on May 7.
Taylor, a vice president, has lived in Flower Mound for two years. He faced Robbie Cox, vice president of business development, who has lived in Flower Mound 16 years.
The Place 3 council seat was held by Ben Bumgarner, who stepped down to run for the state House of Representatives District 63 seat, and is facing Jeff Younger in the Texas primary runoff election on May 24.
“It was a very close race,” Taylor said on the May 7 victory. “I’m absolutely ecstatic with the results. I think the residents' voices have been heard.”
Taylor said he plans to have an open-door policy with residents and wants to represent the entirety of Flower Mound and its interests.
The biggest challenges facing the town are growth and development, and Taylor said he plans to tackle those challenges with the town’s quality of life in mind.
The Town Council will canvass the election results on May 17. Both council members will also be sworn in at that meeting.
For full elections results from May 7, click here.