Cathy Reidy won the Place 5 seat on the Granbury City Council in the runoff election that was held Tuesday.
Unofficial vote totals showed that she received 436 votes, or 52.91% of the ballots cast, to Steven Vale’s 388 votes, which was 47.09% of the ballots cast.
Early voting totals were 348 (51.10%) for Reidy and 333 (48.90%) for Vale.
Out of 7,655 registered voters in the city, 824 voted in the runoff.
In the city’s special election held Tuesday, June 29, Vale won the highest number of votes in a three-person race that included fellow Planning and Zoning Commission member Richard Hoefs.
However, neither he nor Reidy, who came in second with 425 votes to Vale’s 598, received the required 50% of the vote, plus one to win the seat outright. The vote percentages were 42.11% for Vale and 29.93% for Reidy.
The special election was necessitated by the resignation of Mayor Nin Hulett.
Councilman Tony Mobly resigned the Place 5 seat to run for mayor. He lost that race to Jim Jarratt.
Reidy, a resident of Abe’s Landing, has lived in Granbury for more than seven years.
She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), currently working in Fort Worth.
Reidy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Aurora University in Illinois and a master’s degree in Health Science from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.
She is an active member of the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists and has served as a member of the organization’s Government Relations Committee and Nominating Committee. She has also served as chair of its Political Action Committee.
Reidy and her husband Eric have been married 29 years. They have two grown sons and recently became grandparents.
Reidy will be sworn in during the city’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3.