The unofficial winners of the Dallas County joint runoff election on Saturday have been announced.
A preliminary report reveals that of the 297,132 registered voters, 4.78% voted. Individuals who voted in person cast 11,821 eligible ballots, and those who voted by mail cast 2,368 ballots, for a total of 14,189.
Former Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board member Richard Fleming won the seat of Carrollton City Council member from Daisy Palomo, an operations analytics team member for the GameStop Corporation, with 52.47% of the vote.
Fleming is eager to serve as the next city councilman with “the same passion, enthusiasm, and problem-solving skills” he employed as a board member, according to his website.
For the Duncanville mayor seat, incumbent Barry L. Gordon conquered Mark D. Cooks, a former Duncanville council member, ending with 54.18% over Cooks’ 45.82%.
Margaret A. Lucht secured the majority of votes for District 5 Garland City Council member, with 63.34% of the vote over Jon Dehn.
Lucht’s focus will be safety, the 2019 Garland Bond Program, economic development, green spaces, esthetics, and engagement from the community.
“I want to be that voice for our community,” she said on her campaign website.
John Bloch, a software developer, was elected to the Irving City Council. He will serve District 1 after garnering 55.80% of the vote, with Tony Grimes, a community advocate, coming in second place.
“I would like to say, from the bottom of my heart to all my volunteers, voters, and supporters: Thank you! I could not have gotten this far without you,” Bloch wrote on his website.
Vanessa Pacheco won the District 2 spot for the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees against Sherry Clemens. Pacheco collected 57.96% of the votes.
“I am deeply grateful [for] the confidence placed in me by the voters of RISD, District 2,” she shared in a Facebook post. “This journey hasn’t been something formed overnight.”
In concluding the runoff outcome, Catalina E. Garcia acquired 63.52% of the votes for the Dallas College Board of Trustees over Lynn Davenport.
Garcia has said her parents instilled in her the importance of education, leading her to become a doctor. She intends to use her position on the board to help other people further their education and better their futures as she did.