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No runoff election needed in Elmendorf
ELMENDORF -- There will be no runoff election for Elmendorf City Council Place 1, according to city administrator Cody Dailey.
Since Elmendorf is a Type A general-law city, only a plurality of the vote is needed. Therefore, incumbent Richard Rodriguez will retain the seat.
Rodriguez received 32 votes, narrowly defeating Michael “Mike” Gonzales, who received 21 votes. The third candidate in the race former Councilman Tom Green, received 13 votes.
Because Rodriguez did not receive 50 percent of the vote, elections officials initially thought a runoff election between Gonzales and Rodriguez was necessary. Dailey said this was an erroneous assumption by the Bexar County election judges on election night.
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