KYLE — Sharing a ballot with two credible opponents, public affairs consultant and lobbyist Todd Webster fell short of a majority on Saturday in his bid to become the next Kyle mayor. Webster will face Brad Pickett, a medical industry financial analyst, in a runoff next month. Both former Kyle city council members ran ahead of former mayor James Adkins, who finished third.
7:08 p.m. MAY 10: Todd Webster, a public relations consultant and lobbyist, has an early lead in the three-way race for Kyle mayor.
A former Texas Education Agency official who previously served on the Kyle City Council, Webster’s tally stands at 286 votes, about 40.5 percent. Brad Pickett, another a former council member who works as a senior financial analyst for Seton Family of Hospitals, has 226 votes, about 32 percent, while former mayor James Adkins has 194 votes, about 27.5 percent.
If none of the candidates win an outright majority, the top two contenders will compete in a runoff. Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson did not seek a third term.
Council members Becky Selberra and David Wilson both lead their opponents in early votes although Selberra’s margin is a perilous three votes over former council member Jamie Sanchez.