Paul Macaluso and Robert Westbrook have joined Schertz City Council following the canvassing of the Nov. 7 election results.

The details

During a Nov. 20 called meeting, Schertz City Council said goodbye to David Scagliola, who has served on the council for a total of 14 years.

Scagliola said he is confident in the next group of leaders to do what is best for the city and residents.

“When no incumbents were going to run this year, there was a little bit of worry that there would be a big vacuum to fill,” Scagliola said. “But seeing the two of you, I am not worried about seeing a vacuum on City Council.”

Scagliola’s place on council will now be held by Westbrook, who previously served on the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City board of trustees.

Macaluso holds the Place 3 seat, which was formerly held by Jill Whittaker.

“I appreciate the residents of Schertz having the faith in me to select me for this office,” Macaluso said. “I promise you I will always make the decisions that I think are best for the citizens.”

What’s next?

Three City Council seats were on the Nov. 7 ballot. In the Place 4 race, no candidate reached the required majority to be elected, meaning a runoff election will be held.

Tiffany M. Gibson and Michael Armstrong will be on the runoff ballot, which is scheduled for Dec. 9. Early voting begins Nov. 27.

Whichever takes the majority vote in the runoff election will take the Place 4 seat, currently held by Michael Dahle.