By CRAIG ALANIZ
On South Padre Island, leading in the race for City Council Place 2 is Alex Avalos with 481 votes over incumbent Courtney Hayden with 471. A recount is expected for this seat.
Incumbent Sam Listi, with 507 votes, defeated opponent Bill Doan who received 415 votes for South Padre Island City Council Pl. 3.
Pl. 5 for South Padre Island City Council was taken by incumbent Alita Bagley who had 478 votes while opponent Patrick McNulty received 449 votes.
Laguna Madre Water District had three seats up for election. The Position 3 winner was William John Thomas with 1,111 votes over Reynaldo Puente who had 1,007 votes and incumbent Humberto Hinojosa who had 734.
Jeff A. Keplinger, incumbent for Laguna Madre Water District Position 4, kept his seat with 1,417 votes over Anthony Michael Holland who tallied 1,329 votes.
Laguna Madre Water District Position 5 winner was incumbent Scott Friedman who received 1,662 votes over opponent John Thobe who had 1,342 votes.
David A. Garza kept his seat as Pct. 3 Cameron County Commissioner with 12,497 votes over Republican challenger Manuel Abrego who tallied 7,069 votes.
The Cameron County Constable Pct. 1 race was decided by 132 votes. Horacio Zamora received 51 percent of votes to keep his office over Pete Delgadillo.
Luis V. Saenz won the race for the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office by taking 67 percent of the votes over opponent Chuck Mattingly. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio took 69 percent of the vote to keep his office over challenger Jimmy Manrrique.
Tony Yzaguirre took 71 percent of the vote to retain his position as Cameron County Tax Assessor and Collector over Republican opponent Moses Sorola.
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