Morgan, Peckham winners in Round Rock City Council races

Updated 10:15 p.m. CST

According to unofficial voting results, incumbent Round Rock City Councilman Craig Morgan has defeated challenger Ted Meng by a margin of nearly 50 percentage points in the race for the city council Place 1 seat. In the Place 4 seat race, Will Peckham prevailed against incumbent Carlos Salinas, leading by 13 points in the polls.

All candidates said planning for growth and improving transportation are top priorities.

In the race for Place 1, attorney Morgan bested welder Ted Meng. Morgan, who took 2,494 votes to Meng's 838, said he would like to thank the people of Round Rock.

"This is the citizens seat and I'm just filling in," Morgan said. "I want people to engage me and I want to keep moving forward There are a lot of great things happening in Round Rock."

Morgan will serve his second, three-year term. He has served on the St. David's Round Rock Medical board of trustees and is a member of the Rotary Club, among other positions.

Meng, a welder, called himself the "working man's candidate" on his campaign website.

In the Place 4 race, Round Rock business owner Will Peckham ousted Carlos Salinas by 14 points after early voting. Peckham got 2,008 votes while Salinas received 1,540.

Peckham owns and operates Round Rock Travel & Cruises. He has served on the city's Planning and Zoning and Ethics commissions and was appointed to the 2013 Williamson County Bond Advisory Committee.

Salinas has sat on the City Council since 2005. He is a manager in the homeowner division at State Farm Insurance and has also served on several area nonprofit boards including Round Rock Habitat for Humanity and Round Rock Health Clinic.

Both Peckham and Salinas said addressing growth would be a priority while on the council.


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