UPDATE: Incumbents rule on election night

East Dallas showed its preference for incumbent councilmen Philip Kingston and Mark Clayton by a healthy majority in an election that drew 7.8 percent of the city’s registered voters.

Despite the influence of a deep-pocketed Super PAC, Kingston captured nearly 55 percent of the vote in district 14 to challenger Matt Wood’s near 42 percent. It’s enough to avoid a runoff and secure the seat for another two years.

In District 9, Clayton sailed to an easy victory with 93 percent of the vote.

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While it’s too early to call a winner, incumbent Philip Kingston leads East Dallas challenger with 55 percent of the vote to Wood’s 42 percent in the District 14 council race. Downtown challenger Kim Welch is a distant third with just 3 percent of the vote.

In the District 9 race, incumbent Mark Clayton sits on a healthy lead with 94 percent of the vote to challenger Arthur Adams, Jr.’s 6 percent.

This story will be updated as more results are available.

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