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City Council election becomes official - University Star

City Council election becomes official
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 12:12 pm
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"Susan Narvaiz maintained a majority vote in her bid for a third term as Mayor of San Marcos following a review of provisional and overseas ballots Monday by the Early Voting Ballot Board.

The election will become official following the canvassing of election returns by the City Council on at 5 p.m., Monday.

Out of 201 provisional ballots cast in Hays County, 14 qualified to be counted and five of the 14 were City of San Marcos ballots. In addition, 16 ballots were cast by residents who were out of the country, including four who were counted in the city election.

The San Marcos City Charter requires a majority vote (50 percent plus one vote) to elect a member of the City Council.

Following the review Monday, the City Council races in the Nov. 4 election had the following results:

Mayor: Susan Clifford Narvaiz: 6,451 (50.08 percent) Daniel Dan McCarthy 2,563 (19.9 percent) Dave Newman 3,868 (30.03 percent) City Council Place 3: Fred Terry 8,822 (100 percent) City Council Place 4: Lisa Marie Coppoletta 4,925 (44.40 percent) Christopher Jones 6,168 (55.60 percent)

Of the votes counted Monday, Narvaiz picked two additional votes, McCarthy gained one vote and Newman gained one vote."
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