Election night leads to big changes at Lubbock City Hall

Glen Robertson
Glen Robertson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - After more than 21,000 votes were counted on Saturday, election officials announced that Lubbock will have a new Mayor, a new City Council woman and a District 4 run-off election scheduled for June 23.

Incumbent Mayor Tom Martin lost to Lubbock businessman Glen Robertson by a 30-point margin Saturday night.

In May 2002, Martin was elected to serve on the Lubbock City Council as the District 5 Representative until 2006. During the last two years of his term on the Council he served as Mayor Pro Tem. In May of 2008, Martin was elected to serve as Mayor of Lubbock and was re-elected two years later.

Robertson is the President of Robertson Bonded Warehouse, Inc. He owns Hillcrest County Club and Robertson Investments. He has served on two School Boards, one City Council and other appointed boards and commissions.

Lubbock attorney Latrelle Joy defeated Former Avalanche-Journal Editor Randy Sanders 54% to 46% for Lubbock Council Member District 6. District 6 Council Member Jim Gilbreath decided against running for re-election. Gilbreath joined the Council in May of 2003.

A run-off election will be needed to decide the fate of the City Council District 4 seat. Incumbent Paul R. Beane failed to reach the 50% +1 threshold. Beane received 45%, Jim Gerlt 42% and Dwight Fullingim 13%. Beane and Gerlt will compete in a run-off election on June 23rd.

Robertson and Joy will be sworn in at 10 a.m. on May 19. School board members take office on May 21st.

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