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June 1st, 2013
Benninghoff wins Kyle City Council seat in runoff


Nurse practitioner Chad Benninghoff has won a runoff for an at-large Kyle City Council seat with 242 votes to Joe Bacon’s 194, according to results released this evening by the city’s spokesperson.

Benninghoff’s electoral victory comes about a month after his brother, Phillip Duran, was found dead on the side of Kyle Parkway. Kyle police have questioned a Hay High School student in the suspected nighttime hit-and-run but no one has been charged.

Benninghoff won 155 votes during early voting and 87 on Election Day; Bacon won 131 early votes and 63 today. The new council member will replace Brad Pickett, who did not seek a second term.

A resident of the Hometown Kyle subdivision, Benninghoff works as a nurse practitioner at Central Texas Medical Center’s emergency department, according to his campaign website. He is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Benninghoff and his family relocated to Texas from California seven years ago.

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