TJ Gilmore will be Lewisville's next mayor.

Saturday, Gilmore won the election by receiving 53.1 percent of the votes (2,333 votes). Delia Parker-Mims finished with 41.6 percent of the votes (1,829), followed by Tiffanie Fowler (4.3 percent, 190 votes) and Timothy Friebel, Jr. (1 percent, 43 votes).

Gilmore avoided a runoff election by clearing more than 50 percent of the votes. Through early voting Gilmore had 56 percent while Parker-Mims had 39 percent.

Gilmore takes over for Rudy Durham, who announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection.

In Place 3, Ronni Cade (53.2 percent, 2,245 votes) defeated Penny Mallet (46.8 percent, 1,976 votes).

William Meridith ran unopposed in Place 2 and will be the new councilman as incumbent Neil Ferguson opted not to run for reelection.

Also Saturday, voters approved Propositions A, B and D in the charter election with 85 percent, 73.7 percent and 64.8 percent of the votes, respectively. Proposition C failed as 54.4 percent of the residents voted against it.

Proposition A provides an additional seat to the City Council, giving Lewisville six council members and a mayor. The number constituting a quorum will also be adjusted.

Proposition B aligns the city’s budget deadlines with state deadlines.

Proposition D removes a power of the council to distribute duties to the city staff. Lewisville uses a council-manager form of government where the council makes the policy and the city manager handles the day-to-day implementation of it.

Proposition C would have removed the requirement that a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission must own property in Lewisville.

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