Runoff Election expected for two EPISD Seats

Election

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The fate of two El Paso Independent School District seats will now be decided in a Runoff Election. 

Saturday, El Paso voters cast their ballot in the Special Election. 

On the ballot were District 3, which includes Central El Paso; District 6 which serves West El Paso and the Upper Valley, and District 7, which handles the Coronado feeding pattern. 

In the race for District 3, Josh Acevedo captured 48 percent of the vote with Rene Vargas tallying 36 percent.

Due to Acevedo being unable to garner more than 50 percent, the two candidates will be back on the ballot.  

This is the race to fill the seat left open by Susie Bryd after she announced she would serve as the El Paso Director for the Office of then Congresswoman-elect Veronica Escobar. 

In District 6, Freddy Klayel-Avalos and Tom Hicks will also be heading to a Runoff. 

This seat was left open after Former Board President Trent Hatch stepped down. 

Klayel-Avalos only won 49 percent of the vote, putting him just shy of the 50 percent mark he needed to beat Hick’s 26 percent tally, as well. 

In District 7, Daniel Call has beaten out Mickey Loweree, who was the incumbent in the race. 

Call managed 77 percent of the vote against Loweree’s 23 percent. 

City council has not announced when the Runoff Election will take place. 

We will update you as soon as we learn that date. 

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