After a long night of waiting for the official results, Stephen Santellana has been elected as the new Mayor of Wichita Falls.

The results were delayed until after 10pm Tuesday night due to a large number of damaged or mis-marked mail-in ballots that had to be hand counted.

Santellana gained 61 percent (14,056) of the vote and his opponent, Tim Ingle, came away with 39 percent (8,981).

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