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Statewide Election Results

A wild Saturday election has produced a variety of results from around the state.

In Arlington, Mayor Jeff Williams retained his seat, defeating challenger Chris Dobson, 71 percent to 29 percent. Arlington voters also voted to send five-time candidate Marvin Sutton to a runoff with opponent Roxanne Thalman in June. Sutton led Thalman, 44 percent to 35 percent. Opponents Pablo Frias and Blerim Elmazi rounded out the field with 15 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

In San Antonio, voters sent Mayor Ivy R. Taylor to a runoff with Councilman Ron Nirenberg. Taylor led Nirenberg on election day, with 42 percent to 37 percent. Juan Medina was the only other candidate to break double digits, pulling in 15 percent. 11 other candidates split the remaining percentages.

In El Paso, former state representative Dee Margo will face off with lock company owner David Saucedo in a runoff for Mayor. Margo led Saucedo on election day, 45 percent to 24 percent.

In Abilene, Anthony Williams and Robert O. Briley will be headed to a June runoff for Mayor. Williams earned 48 percent on election day, while Briley earned 46 percent and opponent Richard Kennedy won 6 percent of the vote. Voters also chose Donna Albus to take the Place 3 City Council spot in Arlington, with 54 percent of the vote. Opponents Cory Clements and Ryan Marrs won 33 percent and 13 percent.

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