Wednesday, June 12, 2024

City council runoff election

Overdier, Beard to face off Dec. 9


Two Granbury City Council candidates will go head-to-head in a runoff election set for Saturday, Dec. 9.

Candidates for Place 4 on the council included Gary “Skip” Overdier, Charles Beard and Brad Benson, as incumbent Trish Burwell opted not to run for re-election.

The results from the Nov. 7 election are shown below:

  • Gary “Skip” Overdier: 1,072 votes, 45.93 percent
  • Charles Beard: 639 votes, 27.38 percent
  • Brad Benson: 623 votes, 26.69 percent

Since none of the candidates received more than half the votes, a runoff election with the top two candidates — Overdier and Beard — is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9.

Jeff Newpher, city communications manager, told the HCN the city election is covered by the state election law, which states that a candidate must get 50% of the votes plus one in order to be classified as the winner.

In the race for Councilperson Place 6, the candidates were (incumbent) Greg Corrigan and Alex Wolf, with Corrigan coming out on top with 1,183 votes or 52.25 percent and Wolf receiving 1,081 votes, or 47.75 percent.

Both council seats are for three-year terms.

Early voting in person for the runoff election will take place from Monday, Nov. 27 through Tuesday, Dec. 5 in the Annex 1 meeting room at 1410 W. Pearl St.

The early voting schedule is listed below:

  • 27 through Dec. 1 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 2 through Dec. 3 – CLOSED.
  • 4 through Dec. 5 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (subject to change).

The election returns will be officially confirmed at a council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.