Incumbent to keep Georgetown City Council District 7 seat

Updated May 11, 9:54 p.m.

Unofficial results show City Council District 7 incumbent Tommy Gonzalez has won re-election with 58.4 percent of the vote over opponent Brenda Baxter.

"I am humbled by the support of so many people, and especially the citizens of District 7, for affirming the work a have done and the work I hope to continue," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez, who moved to Georgetown in 2006, was first elected in 2010. He said his priorities are supporting commercial and retail development on Georgetown's east side, eliminating wasteful spending from the city's budget and working for joint planning on infrastructure with Georgetown ISD.

However, Gonzalez said his top priority will be to "look for quality retail development with a focus on the east side."

Two other City Council seats were unopposed. John Hesser will represent District 3 and Steve Fought will represent District 4.

Results are unofficial until canvassed. Election results will be canvassed at a special meeting at 5 p.m. on May 21. New City Council members will be worn in and a mayor pro tem will be elected by council.

Posted May 11, 7:38 p.m.

Early voting results show City Council incumbent Tommy Gonzalez leading the race against Brenda Baxter for City Council District 7, with 56.5 percent of the vote.

Gonzalez, first elected to City Council in 2010, said his top priorities were supporting commercial development with a focus on retail development on the east side of Georgetown, eliminating waste in the budget and working with Georgetown ISD to maintain and add quality schools.

A member of the Georgetown Economic Development Corp. and the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corp., Gonzalez said he would also like to see joint planning on infrastructure between the city and Georgetown ISD.

Baxter is a retired flight attendant and former stockbroker. She has lived in Georgetown for 12 years and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

She said her top priorities were increasing housing options, conserving water, creating a mixture of transportation options and using taxpayer money wisely.


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