Two Houston ISD trustees who serve area schools must survive runoff elections in order to keep their seats.

Neither District I board member Elizabeth Santos nor District VII trustee Anne Sung, nor any of their challengers, earned at least 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results released Wednesday morning by Harris County. A runoff election will be held Dec. 11, with early voting for the runoff scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 7.

Santos led the race in District I by receiving 41.5 percent of the 9,443 votes that were cast either on Election Day or during early voting. Also qualifying for the runoff was energy industry consultant and Travis Elementary parent Janette Garza Lindner, who received 35 percent of the vote and aims to represent an area that includes the Heights as well as the Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and Northside areas.

The other District I challenger, Matias Kopinsky, received 23.5 percent of the vote and did not qualify for the runoff.

In District VII, which serves Sinclair Elementary in the Timbergrove neighborhood, challenger Bridget Wade was the leading vote-getter with 41 percent of the 14,829 votes cast. The incumbent Sung was second with 36.7 percent of the vote, and they will compete for the seat in a runoff.

The two other District VII challengers, Lee "Mac" Walker and Dwight Jefferson, received 19.6 percent and 2.8 percent of the vote, respectively.

The reporting of Tuesday's results was delayed until Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night, after polls closed at 7 p.m., Harris County Elections said on Twitter that the results would be coming later than hoped because of "power issues" at its central counting center.

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