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5/8/10

Clear winners in some city races, but one headed for a runoff

Glen Robertson/Victor Hernandez Glen Robertson/Victor Hernandez
Tom Martin Tom Martin
Karen Gibson Karen Gibson
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There will be a runoff election for the District 1 Lubbock City Council Seat.  Victor Hernandez took the lead with 48% of the vote, but Glen Robertson was close behind with 46% and Rafael Gutierrez had 7%

Hernandez could not be reached for comment Saturday night, but we did speak with Robertson about the close vote. "It's the same thing as it was on day one, and that's strong effective leadership. We have to elect somebody from District 1 that can be effective and get results.  I think I'm the only candidate in the race that can actually get results for the district," Robertson said. 

In the race for Lubbock Mayor, incumbent Tom Martin will have another term in office. Martin took 67% of the vote, Cody Smart had 21%, followed by Roger Settler with 7%, and Richard Quade with 5%. 

Martin says he's excited to lead the city for another term. "I think that shows the voters are happy with the job we've done this last two years.  We've brought civility back to the operation of the city council, and we've gotten a lot of projects underway that had been kind of stalled, and I think we saw that with the reaction of the voters in today's results," Martin said. 

In District 5, Karen Gibson will take the city council seat formerly held by John Leonard.  Gibson took 78% of the vote and her opponent Stephan Lampman had 21%.

We spoke with Gibson, and she says she was surprised by the results.  "I was absolutely floored. You talk about a humbling experience. You pop 78-point-something percent up there and then they were showing 79%, and it's very humbling," Gibson said. 

For complete election results on several school district races, (click here).

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