Seabrook City Council candidate Robert Llorente rolled the dice and won a spot on the ballot in the June 16 runoff election against Robert Duncan for City Council Position No. 1.
The city held a recount on Tuesday to determine a tie in the May 12 election results between Llorente and fellow candidate J. Gail Poston. Both candidates had received 91 votes. The recount left the numbers unchanged, according to City Secretary Michele Glaser.
Seabrook Election Results
Poston and Llorente rolled dice to determine the winner of the runoff. An initial throw of the dice resulted in a tie. However, Llorente received a higher number on the roll and secured the runoff position against Duncan, who had received 97 votes in the May 12 election.
The winner of the runoff will take over the seat currently held by Kim Morrell, who was term limited and could not seek another term.
Additional runoff elections in the Gulf Coast area include a June 23 runoff between incumbent Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and Lewis Rosen, and between Dianna Puccetti and Norman Pappous for Galveston City Council District 4.
Webster will hold two runoff elections on June 9. Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre will compete for City Council Position No. 1, and Alexandra Dietrich and Carlos Villagomez will be on the ballot for City Council Position No. 2.
Pearland will also hold a runoff election on June 23 for City Council Position No. 4. Tammy Dexter and Keith Ordeneaux, who received the most votes in the May 12 election, will vie for the seat.