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WF Mayor, city councilors to be reelected

Updated: Nov. 6, 2020 at 11:06 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Winning by large margins is the mayoral race and city charter changes.

Incumbent Mayor Stephen Santellana will have a third and final term in office and thanks to one of the propositions, he’ll have that seat for another three years.

Santellana beat out candidates James Huling and Kevin Hunter to win the three-way race.

WATCH: Wichita Falls Mayoral Debate

“It’s exactly what I wanted to have, I’ve planned this out, once I hit the third term we’ve already sent out an email saying that we are going to hit the ground running," said Santellana.

Incumbent councilmen for Fistricts Three, Four, and Five all lead in their races.

“It’s good to not have new councilors in there, though if they come in we don’t mind that either, but the continuity is just really great, we’ve had just such a good thing going the past couple of years, it’s nice to see that,” said Santellana.

All ten city charter changes passing with large margins, one of those extending terms from two years to three.

“You get two and a half years to sit in that position, learn, do a lot of good and then you’ve to run your campaign again," said Santellana. "It’s just every two years really just becomes really cumbersome and you just find yourself campaigning constantly.”

City Council will now need to canvas all votes, then formally adopt all 10 charter propositions and at that point, the council and the mayor start their 3-year terms.

All Wichita County ballots have to be submitted by early next week. After that, everything is double checked for accuracy, then we’ll have final results.

The unofficial election results can be found by clicking here.

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