Incumbents upset in Llano city and school board elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS

LLANO — In Llano city and school candidate races, unofficial election results May 10 showed a string of incumbent upsets, including a close race for city alderman positions, according to the elections administrator.

In a crowded field in the Llano City Council race, the top three vote getters were newcomers Gail Lang, 343 votes (19.6 percent); John Ferguson, 327 (18.9 percent); and incumbent Allen Hopson, 256 votes (14.6 percent), who eked out four other challengers with two other incumbents among them, the results showed.

Incumbents Mike Hazel, 220 votes, and Jeanne Puryear, 186 votes, failed to garner enough votes.

The remaining candidates were Glenn Conner, 223 votes, and J.R. Decker, 188 votes.

In the Llano school board race, place 3 challenger Rick Tisdale, 1,124 (57.6 percent), apparently unseated incumbent trustee Mike Sandoval, 826 votes (43.3 precent).

In Llano ISD place 4, John Buttery ran unopposed.

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