Incumbents in Arlington City Council are strong in the outcome of early elections


Arlington City Council candidates Rebecca Boxall and Nicky Hunter, as well as incumbent Dr. Barbara Odom Wesley and Andrew Pier, secured an early lead in the Saturday night race.

At 7:20 pm, without a voting center report, architect Boxall won 63.14% of the votes in District 5 race without a voting center report, and pastor and engineer Kennedy Jones got 38.86% of the votes Did. The winner will replace Dr. Ignacio Nunez, the first councilor who did not seek re-election.

District 3

In District 3, Nicky Hunter secured an early lead with 33.2% of the votes cast, ahead of Diana Sale, who scored 30.21%. Tamiko Brown got 21.17% of the votes, Dora O. Tovar got 11.88% of the votes, and Alixis Lupien got 3.53% of the votes.TheĀ· Women of all colors The council’s competition on behalf of southeastern Arlington could lead to a final vote if the candidate did not receive more than half of the votes. The winner will replace Marvin Sutton, the first councilor who ran for mayor instead.

District 4

Incumbent Andrew Piel, who represents southwestern Arlington in District 4, is his opponent, Billy BW McClendon Jr., who won 70.9% of the votes and 10.8%. Far exceeded. Anne Nwaefulu received 9.39%; Cheyenne M. Zokaie received 5.77%; and Nehal L. Mehta received 3.14%.

District 8

In District 8, the first councilor, Dr. Barbara Odom Wesley, received 77.28% of the votes and opposition Chris “Dobi” Dobson received 22.72% of the votes in a large seat representing the entire city. Did.

At least two new representatives will join the recently elected councilor in considering decisions that affect urban projects, economic development, housing and crime. In November, voters re-elected District 7 councilor Victoria Farrrar-Myers and District 1 councilor Helen Moise for the second term, voting for District 2 councilor Raul Gonzalez and District 6 councilor Ruby Faye Woolridge. ..

A record number of voters decided on the city hall in late 2020, with more than 100,000 votes cast in a large Woolridge race. Experts predict that turnout on Saturday will be higher than in previous local elections, which usually take place in May.

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