Runoff election for District 2 council seat Dec. 15

Since no candidate received 50 percent of the vote on Nov. 3 in the District 2 Georgetown City Council race, there will be a runoff election for the two candidates with the most votes.

The runoff with Shawn Hood and Lisa King will be on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The early voting period will be Dec. 3-11. Polling locations and times will be announced after they are determined.

In other Georgetown races on Tuesday, Josh Schroeder won the election for mayor and Rachel Jonrowe was reelected to District 6 on the council. Votes will be canvassed and new council members will be sworn in at a special City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Voter turnout in Williamson County in the Nov. 3 election was 75 percent.

Fire Stations 6 and 7 to help emergency response

The City has completed construction on two new fire stations to serve growing areas of our city and emergency response area. Fire Station 6 on Williams Drive at FM 3405 will serve the far west side of our city, while Fire Station 7 on University Avenue at NE Inner Loop will serve the east side of town.

City of Georgetown officials and members of the Georgetown Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 7 yesterday to mark the completion of the new station. Fire Station 7 on the east side of the city will be staffed with an engine company and a medic unit when it opens next spring.

Fire Station 7 has three truck bays with living quarters for 11 and will initially be staffed with a combination of 6 firefighters and medics. The construction cost for the 13,000-square-foot station was $6.3 million. The station was developed in partnership with Emergency Services District 8.

“The completion of Fire Station 7 ensures a high level of fire and medical response as we continue to experience growth in east Georgetown,” said District 7 City Council Member Tommy Gonzalez. “The station is a quality facility that fits in well on University Avenue and supports the men and women of our Fire Department.”

Fire Station 6 on the west side began operating last month with an engine company and a medic unit. It has three truck bays and living quarters for up to 6 personnel, and will initially be staffed with a combination of 4 firefighters and medics. The construction cost for the 12,000-square-foot station was $5.5 million. As with Station 7, a cost-sharing agreement between the City and ESD 8 helps to fund the station.

“These two new fire stations will allow for improved emergency response on the northwest and east sides of our city, which are two of the fastest-growing areas in our town,” said City Manager David Morgan. “We greatly value our partnership with ESD 8 that enables us to make these critical investments to serve our fire and medical response service area.”

The Georgetown Fire/Medical Department encourages homeowners living within five miles of one of the new fire stations to contact the Insurance Service Office for a review of your insurance policy.  To learn more on ISO ratings, go to fire.georgetown.org/iso-ratings.

Election results: Mayor, District 2, and District 6 races

The Williamson County Elections office results in the Nov. 3  City of Georgetown election. Final unofficial Election Day results including Early Voting with 57 of 57 polling locations reporting:

Race Candidate Votes Percent
Mayor Larry Brundidge 2,938 9.56
Jonathan Dade 7,980 25.96
Josh Schroeder 19,816 64.48
District 2 Shawn Hood 1,668 41.27
Lisa King 1,890 46.76
Jason Wirth 484 11.97
District 6 Rachael Jonrowe 1,229 62.64
Michael Walton 733 37.36

To see complete Nov. 3, 2020, election results, go to wilco.org/elections.

Votes will be canvassed at a special City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. During that meeting, the newly-elected mayor and city council members will be sworn in.

Since no candidate received 50 percent of the vote on Nov. 3 in the District 2 Georgetown City Council race, there will be a runoff election for the two candidates with the most votes.

The runoff with Shawn Hood and Lisa King will be on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The early voting period will be Dec. 3-11. Polling locations and times will be announced after they are determined.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Early voting ended on Oct. 30.

Polling places and polling place wait times on Election Day are listed at wilco.org/elections. Voter ID information can be found at wilco.org/Departments/Elections/Voting-in-Person. Masks are strongly encouraged at polling places for the safety of others, but not required per recent legal action.

Rides on GoGeo buses are free on Election Day, Nov. 3. The GoGeo 472 Purple route has a stop near the Election Day polling location at the Georgetown Housing Authority, 210 W. 18th Street.

A voter with a photo ID may hand-deliver their own mail ballot to the County Elections office on Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is no drop box for mail ballots in Williamson County. If you have a mail ballot, but change your mind and want to vote in-person, you can surrender your mail ballot at a polling site and will be given an in-person ballot.

The municipal election for the City of Georgetown includes candidates for mayor and the District 2 and District 6 city council seats.

Last day of early voting Oct. 30

The last day of early in-person voting for the November election is Friday, Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through early voting and on Election Day.

Polling places and polling place wait times for the early in-person voting period and on Election Day are listed at wilco.org/elections. Voter ID information can be found at wilco.org/Departments/Elections/Voting-in-Person.

A voter may hand-deliver their own mail ballot to the County Elections office only during business hours with a photo ID. There is no drop box for mail ballots in Williamson County. If you have a mail ballot, but change your mind and want to vote in-person, you can surrender your mail ballot at a polling site and will be given an in-person ballot.

The municipal election for the City of Georgetown includes candidates for mayor and the District 2 and District 6 city council seats.