McALLEN – Richard F. Cortez and Debbie Crane Aliseda won enough votes on Saturday to force a runoff in the District 1 special election held to fill late Commissioner Scott C. Crane’s seat.
Javier Villalobos, Richard F. Cortez, Eduardo Hinojosa and Debbie Crane Aliseda vied for the District 1 place left vacant by Crane who passed away in December.
The numbers for each candidate are as follows:
Villalobos 474 24%
*Cortez 829 41%
Hinojosa 52 3%
*Crane Aliseda 628 31%
TOTAL BALLOTS CAST: 2,004 99% (including the undervote)
18 provisional ballots 1%
The totals are lacking 1% due to 18 provisional ballots which will be unknown until they are canvassed.
A total of 1,477 residents cast their ballots during the early voting period and 525 ballots today. Results are unofficial until they are canvassed on April 13, 2015.
The date of the runoff election is May 9, coinciding with the general election for District 5 and District 6. April 27 –May 5 is the early voting period.
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