Local runoff elections are typically held in June for municipal, school district, higher education district or other special district races not decided during the May 7 uniform election. Jurisdictions have flexibility for scheduling these elections.
Today, Lubbock ISD voters elected Lala Chavez in the special second election for the District 1 seat. She defeated incumbent Marco Ybarra, 53%-47% (52-vote margin). While the race was close, their prior race was much closer. Ybarra tied Chavez in the May 7 election with 747 votes each. It is a rare case of a two-person race not being decided without a runoff.
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