May 10, 2022

 

 

Stewart elected to District 7

 

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Newly elected District 7 City Councilmember Ben Stewart celebrates the May 7 election results with wife, Sarah. Mr. Stewart will begin his new duties as council member later this month. Photo courtesy of Ben Stewart

By Brigid Cooley 

Results from the Georgetown city elections are in. Newly elected Ben Stewart will serve in the District 7 City Council seat after winning the race against write-in candidate Jaquita Wilson-Kirby. 

According to final unofficial results posted Saturday by the city, Mr. Stewart received 322 votes, or about 67.93 percent of votes, while Ms. Wilson-Kirby brought in 152, or 32.07 percent. 

“To the voters who voted for me, thank you,” Mr. Stewart said after the win. “And to those who didn’t, I look forward to meeting you and working for you to ensure our city meets the needs of its residents.” 

In addition to Mr. Stewart, unopposed District 3 incumbent Mike Triggs and Ron Garland — who ran unopposed for the District 4 seat — will be sworn into office at 6 p.m. on May 16 at the Council and Court Building, 510 West Ninth Street. 

Mr. Stewart is the lead consultant at World Wide Technology, a ​​global technology service provider based in St. Louis. He and his family moved to Georgetown from South Austin in 2012. 

Since relocating, Mr. Stewart has served on the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees, the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation, where he is currently a member. 

“The 10 years we’ve been here, I’ve been involved in something one way or another,” Mr. Stewart said. “My degree is in geographic information systems, which leads you to a planning and land use background, so that was really something I was involved in and interested in for our city.” 

Mr. Stewart is replacing District 7 Councilmember Tommy Gonzalez, who has completed his fourth term on council.