KFYO News Calls Lubbock City Council District 4 Runoff for Challenger Jim Gerlt [AUDIO]
UPDATED at 10:30p June 23, 2012
The final totals from today's runoff election have been tallied. Jim Gerlt improved his lead over Paul Beane on Election Day, winning 60% to 40%. The turnout on Election Day was 490 voters, with a total of 3,335 votes cast in the runoff.
The Lubbock City Council will officially canvass the votes next Friday evening and Gerlt will be sworn in to office.
Just after 7 o'clock this evening the Early Voting totals were released for the Lubbock City Council District 4 Runoff Election.
Jim Gerlt 1,690 59.4%
Councilman Paul R. Beane 1,155 40.6%
As of 6 o'clock this evening the election day turnout was 445 voters. With the light Election Day turnout for the runoff, KFYO News is calling the election for Jim Gerlt.
The election of Gerlt completes a series of wholesale changes on the Lubbock City Council.
In May, voters put a new mayor into office, Glen Robertson, who defeated Mayor Tom Martin, and new council member Latrelle Joy was elected in District 6 to replace the retiring Jim Gilbreath.
KFYO's Rob Snyder had a chance to talk to the victorious Jim Gerlt just after 7:30 this evening:
KFYO's Rob Snyder also had the chance to talk to Councilman Paul R. Beane who has conceded the election: