Arlington,Tx voters renewed a quarter-cent sales tax for street maintenance for four years, with 79 percent voting in favor of tax. The tax first passed in 2002, renewed in 2006 and generated 11.6 million last fiscal year. The tax must be renewed every four years.
Bennett, 49, a certified public accountant, will face political newcomer Chris Dobson for the District 7 at-large seat.
With 96 percent of the vote counted, Bennett received 48.8 percent. Dobson, a 31-year-old massage therapist, received 30.8 percent, and Michael Rogalsky, a 53-year-old former government auditor, had 20.3 percent.
With 96 percent of the vote counted, Robert Shepard, a 51-year-old attorney, was winning his bid for a second term as District 6 at-large representative. He led 18-year-old home-school student Lila Friedlander, 61 percent to 39 percent.
District 1 council member Mel LeBlanc was elected to his third term, and District 2 council member Sheri Capehart was elected to her sixth. Both were unopposed.
Jamie Sullins appeared to prevail in the three-way race for Place 5 on the Arlington school board.
With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Sullins held 41 percent of the vote over Alisa Simmons' 32 percent. Tammy Pugh Taylor had 26 percent.
They were vying for the seat vacated by Jim Ash, who served for 18 years.
John Hibbs ran unopposed for Place 4, which opened when two-term Trustee Mike O'Donnell decided not to seek another term.