Miller defeats Blakemore in District 4 runoff


Ronda Miller has won the race for the vacant District 4 Gonzales City Council seat, defeating former Councilman Dan Blakemore, 197-156, in complete but unofficial election returns announced Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Miller took a 152-117 advantage after early and absentee voting and then outpolled Blakemore, 45-39, on election day to claim victory.

The council must first canvass the election results and certify them before Miller will be able to join the rest of the council on the dais. Miller will step into the unexpired term of former Councilman Rob Brown, who resigned in July after he moved out of the city to the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex for his business.

“Thank you to all who made this possible. I appreciate all who voted and all who worked so diligently to get the voters to the polls,” Miller said. “I look forward to working with those on council, and even more so, to working with the residents of District 4 as well as all community members.

“I am grateful to be able to serve, to help, and to represent the community as a team. My goal is to work together and make decisions with you instead of for you.”

I want to thank everyone for their support during this special election process,” Blakemore said. “Three elections in 12 months for the same seat required dedication from candidates and citizens alike.

“My platform was ‘Gonzales First.’ That was the focus throughout the campaign and will remain the focus. The voters have chosen, so the need now is to support our elected officials and continue to keep ‘Gonzales First.’”