District I special election will go to run-off

 The City of McAllen held a special election for registered voter residents of McAllen City Commission District 1, today, Saturday, January 20, 2018, to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Commissioner Richard Cortez who resigned to run for another office.  Early voting for this office was held from January 3, 2018 – January 16, 2018.

Unofficial Results for District 1 Commissioner 

Tim Wilkins 472 votes, 35 percent

Javier Villalobos 505 votes, 37 percent 

Joseph M. Caporusso 375 votes, 28 percent

Provisional Ballots 6 votes

Total Votes 1,358 

Results are unofficial until they are canvassed by the McAllen City Commission.  A date has yet to be set for that canvassing. 

There was not an outright winner since no candidate received the 50%+1 required to win.  Since no candidate received the majority, there will be a run-off.  The date will be set to avoid conflicting with the Hidalgo County primary elections.