Municipal Election Results 2012
Update: Councilman Emett Alvarez held his narrow 3 vote advantage in Thursday’s recount. Congratulations to Councilman Alvarez. Former Councilwoman Denise Rangel stated in the Victoria Advocate that she was “proud of the campaign I ran”.
The Municipal Election Results are in! Congratulations on the newest council member, Josephine Soliz, a long-time Victorian Democrat! Joining Soliz are David Hagan and Paul Polasek who were re-elected to City Council. The race for District 1 between incumbent councilwoman Denise Rangel and third-time candidate Emett Alvarez ended with a three-vote difference in unofficial results. Alvarez narrowly won with 383 votes to Rangel’s 380. Rangel is asking for a re-count.
The Victoria Advocate reports that of the 17 charter amendments, all but two passed. “The two that failed were proposition 12, regarding residency requirements for municipal judges, and proposition 17, which would lower the age a person could seek a seat on the City Council to 18 from 21.” In addition to the charter amendments, voters approved giving the Victoria College $22 million to fund an Emerging Technology Center with the intent to provide continuing education training to attract more businesses to the area.