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Election results: Jose 'Chito' Vela wins District 4 city council seat
(Jose “Chito” Vela/Facebook)

Attorney Jose 'Chito' Vela will replace Greg Casar on Austin City Council after winning the majority of votes in a Special Election Tuesday.


Vela was up against six others and won 59.2% of the vote. Only 10% of the 34,582 registered voters in this district cast a vote. District 4 consists of North Austin, including Georgian Acres, North Lamar, Quail Creek, St Johns, Windsor Hills, North Loop, and part of Windsor Park.

Vela's platform included a focus on the Project Connect light rail, the housing crisis and a response to the February storm.

The Special Election was required as Casar makes a run for Congress. He endorsed Vela in the election and released a statement after the results were announced: “Together, we’ve created a bold, progressive agenda for the city of Austin, and I’m eager to see our new District 4 City Council Member, Chito Vela, continue that work with our community."

Casar’s final city council meeting will be on Feb. 3 before Vela is sworn in.

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