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MEADOWLAKES — Gary Hammond defeated Georgina Christy for the Place 3 spot on the City Council May 12, according to results from Burnet County elections officials.

Of the votes tallied, Hammond received nearly 70 percent, or 278 votes; Christy tallied 30 percent, or 120 votes, the results indicated.

“It’s very fortunate to have a great turnout from Meadowlakes,” Hammond said. “The support I had was really good. I appreciate that.”

The Place 3 seat was formerly held by Rusty Crawford, who chose not to run again.

“I look forward to working with the present council and hopefully continue the smooth operation Meadowlakes has had in the past,” Hammond added.

Retiree Mary Ann Raesner ran unopposed for Place 1, currently held by Bill Pickard, who did not seek re-election.

Mayor Don Williams ran unopposed as well.

According to Burnet County elections officials, 398 people voted in the Meadowlakes election.

One of the big issues facing the council in the coming year is financial support of the Hidden Falls Golf Course.