Posted by: jamesvw | March 2, 2010

Primary Election Day in Texas

Primary Election Day in Texas

It’s the second primary for the 2010 midterms – this time in Texas. Read about a bunch of the races and then check back here for results tonight!

Results are coming in slow in Texas – and I am afraid that there is no more wireless internet in my house. Full results will hopefully be posted tomorrow. Find all Texas results here at the AP and a detailed composite of the congressional races and the Governor’s race at Politico

9:21 – Ron Paul has won his primary no problem – already called with only 2.2% in and Paul at 80%.

8:47 – And with 100% in, the reversal is complete and Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn has a lead of 40 votes in Virginia. This is surely close enough for a recount (.37%) but it would be an important hold for the party if this count stands

8:45 – Wow – this proves something here – 93% of the vote reporting in Virginia and the Republican is up by 3 votes

8:33 – Super close in Virginia – 73% reporting and a 19 vote lead for the Republican. Not too too much at stake here, Republicans hold a 59-38-2 lead in the chamber with one vacancy. But they would still love to pick up another.

8:29 – In the other special election, a Republican held seat in Connecticut, the Stratford Star (which is a newspaper…) is reporting the Republican leading with 58% of the vote. No note on how much is reporting though

8:23 – In recent days, Perry has spent money furiously, hoping to win more than 50% outright, while Hutchison has saved up for a runoff. She also has reiterated through aides that she will resign her Senate seat regardless of the outcome of the Governor’s race

8:21 – In the Governor’s race, with a minuscule 2.5% reporting, incumbent Rick Perry is sitting at 52%, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is at 30% and Debra Medina is at 17%. In the Democratic race, Bill White is at 73% – a whalloping could be in the works.

8:19 – One of the two special elections – in Virginia’s 41st, which was controlled by a Democrat, Republican Kerry Bolognese leads by 53 votes over Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn with 53% reporting.

8:13 – Polls has closed in most of Texas, except for El Paso which is on Mountain time. With a few results coming in from TX-4, Ralph Hall seems to be doing ok in holding off his three Republican primary opponents

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Responses

  1. The next week may 9th brought these election returns from Texas local elections…

    (below is from caller.com)
    CORPUS CHRISTI — ARANSAS COUNTY
    Proposition No. 1
    For 542
    Against 640 *
    Authorizing Aransas County, Texas to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development or construction of a Conference Center or operating or maintaining a Conference Center on an Aransas Bay waterfront or water view location and any related infrastructure, all for use by the public and to impose a hotel occupancy tax under Texas Local Government Code Chapter 334 at a cumulative rate not to exceed 2 percent of the price paid for a room in a hotel located in Aransas County for the purpose of financing this venue.

    Proposition No. 2
    For 543
    Against 636*
    Authorizing Aransas County, Texas to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, or construction of a Visitors Center and administrative offices to be leased to Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce or other tenant at market rates, and any related infrastructure, located in or in the vicinity of the Conference Center proposed in Proposition No. 1 or some other suitable location determined by the Commissioners Court, and to impose a hotel occupancy tax under Texas Local Government Code Chapter 334 at a cumulative rate not to exceed 2 percent of the price paid for a room in a hotel located in Aransas County, Texas for the purpose of financing this venue project.

    Proposition No. 3
    For 628 *
    Against 556
    Authorizing Aransas County, Texas to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, or construction of an Aquarium Education Center, adjacent to the existing Aquarium, for the maintenance or operation of an Aquarium Education Center, and any related infrastructure, all for use by the public, and to impose a hotel occupancy tax under Texas Local Government Code Chapter 334 at a cumulative rate not to exceed 2 percent of the price paid for a room in a hotel located in Aransas County for the purpose of financing this venue project.

    TOWN OF FULTON
    Mayor Votes
    Russel Cole(i) 79*

    Alderman Place 1 Votes
    Carol Thompson(i) 54
    James “Jimmy” Kendrick 55*

    Alderman Place 5 Votes
    Larry Pahmiyer (i) 82*

    BEE COUNTY
    CITY OF BEEVILLE
    Councilman Ward 4 votes
    Juan (Johnny) R. Martinez 46
    David Carabajal(i) 118*

    COASTAL BEND COLLEGE
    Trustee Place 2, unexpired term Votes
    Sid Arismendez 78
    Doug Arnold(i) 573*

    Place 4 Votes
    Victor Gomez(i) 407*

    Place 5 Votes
    Emilia H. Dominguez(i) 418*

    Place 7, unexpired term Votes
    Laura Fischer(i) 454*

    JIM WELLS COUNTY
    ALICE ISD
    Proposition
    For 327
    Against 962*
    The issuance of $31.185 million of bonds to construct and equip school buildings and levying the tax in payment thereof.

    CITY OF PREMONT
    Council Place 3 Votes
    Soila Bautista 214*

    Council Place 4 Votes
    Raul R. Garcia 165*

    Council Place 5 Votes
    Richard Belasquez 180*
    Roxanna “Roxy” Rosas 119
    Joel Morales 5

    KLEBERG COUNTY

    CITY OF KINGSVILLE
    Mayor Votes
    Sam Fugate (i) 867*

    City Commissioner (Four positions) votes
    Al Garcia 622*
    Charlie Wilson 609*
    Tomas R. Sanchez Jr. 479
    Arturo Pecos 541*
    Stanley Laskowski 569*

    KINGSVILLE ISD
    Place 1 Votes
    Johnny Sandoval 302
    Melissa Dawson Windham 621*
    Ruben G. Soliz 60
    Marty A. Ontiveros 10
    John Edward “Eddie” Moreno 60
    Alberto Ruiz 602

    Place 2 Votes
    Annabelle M. Garza 822*
    Rudy Macareno 715

    Place 3 Votes
    Luis “L.G.” Canales 661
    Joe R. Trevino 800P

    Proposition
    For 4,970*
    Against 612
    The issuance of an amount not to exceed $40 million school building bonds and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

    NUECES COUNTY
    AGUA DULCE ISD (Two positions) Votes
    Valorie Riggs 41
    Steven Donald(i) 52*
    Diane Vajdos(i) 65*

    CITY OF BISHOP
    Mayor Votes
    Victor Ramos(i) 292*

    Declared write-in
    Antonio Garcia Jr. 178

    Place 2 Votes
    Rafaelita Cardenas(i) 399*

    Place 4 Votes
    Benito Reyes Jr. 221
    LeeRoy Kieschnick(i) 278*

    NUECES COUNTY SPECIAL ELECTION
    Proposition
    For 772 *
    Against 17
    Confirming the creation of Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 6 to provide emergency medical services, emergency ambulance services and other related emergency services and authorizing the imposition of a tax not to exceed the rate allowed by Section 48-e, Article III, Texas Constitution

    CITY OF PETRONILA
    Alderman three positions Votes
    William J. Ordner(i) 24*
    Luis A. Elizondo 29*
    Melvin L. Burch(i) 30*
    Daniel H. Burkhardt Jr. 5

    PORT ARANSAS ISD
    Place 4 Votes
    Michele Lorette 403*

    Place 5 Votes
    Kelly F. Owens 327*
    Rita Reed 234

    Place 6 Votes
    Tanya Chambers 269
    Rick Adams 294*

    ROBSTOWN ISD
    Bond
    For 221*
    Against 44
    The issuance of $12.4 million of bonds to construct and equip school buildings and levying the tax in payment thereof.

    SAN PATRICIO COUNTY
    CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
    Place 2 Votes
    Karen Mayer 228
    Ross McElwee 265*

    Place 4 Votes
    Jason Gilden 217
    Vicki Abrego 305*

    Charter Amendment
    For 339*
    Against 131
    Article III, Municipal Judge, Section 15(b) of the Charter of Aransas Pass shall be amended to read as follows: The judge of said court shall be appointed by the City Council, shall hold his office at the pleasure of the City Council, shall receive such salary as may be fixed by ordinance of the City Council and shall meet all qualifications or requirements as may be mandated by the laws of the State of Texas.

    CITY OF GREGORY
    City Council (three positions) Votes
    Freddy R. Garcia 175*
    Rene Rios(i) 140*
    Irma Rodriguez 111
    David M. Smith 152*
    Lupe G. Moreno(i) 98

    CITY OF INGLESIDE
    Mayor Votes
    Patricia Vargas 47
    Stella Herrmann(i) 419
    Pete Perkins 500*

    Place 2 Votes
    John F. Schack 511*
    Luis Lamas(i) 438

    Place 4 Votes
    Jacob Lopez 415
    Cynthia Wilson 536*

    Place 6 Votes
    Manuel Buentello 344
    Paul Pierce 616*

    INGLESIDE ISD
    Place 4 Votes
    James D. Snodgrass 568*
    Tommy Adame (i) 408

    Place 5 Votes
    Joe Avitia 368
    Joseph J. Jones (i) 591*

    CITY OF MATHIS
    Place 1 Votes
    Sandy Gutierrez 387*

    Place 2 Votes
    Roy Sanchez 309
    Rosie Trevino Aguilar 322*

    Place 4 Votes
    Robert DeLeon 291
    Delia Garza Rosales 333*

    MATHIS ISD
    Trustee, Place 1 Votes
    Rick Cortez Jr. 714*
    Michael Gray(i) 213

    Trustee, Place 2 Votes
    Reynaldo Cardona Sr.(i) 320
    Joe M. Leija 589*

    Proposition
    For 445*
    Against 356
    The issuance of an amount not to exceed $6.5 million in school building bonds and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

    CITY OF ODEM
    Place 1 Votes
    Lisa G. Gonzales(i) 207*

    Place 2 Votes
    Isaac Dominguez(i) 191*

    Place 3 Votes
    Jesse Falcon(i) 165*
    Joan Atkinson McKaughan 122

    ODEM-EDROY ISD
    Trustee Place 3 Votes
    Benji Brewer 185
    Melissa Mancias Olivarez 247*

    Trustee Place 4 Votes
    Janie G. Vargas(i) 285*
    Juan R. Santellana 145
    Trustee Place 5 Votes
    Gene McWhorter(i) 296*
    Pete Cordova III 143

    Proposition
    For 217
    Against 222*
    The issuance of Odem-Edroy Independent School District school building bonds not to exceed $13.5 million for the purpose of constructing, renovating, designing, acquiring and equipping school facilities in the district and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

    CITY OF SINTON
    City council (three positions) Votes
    Linda Guzman-Alaniz(i) 255*
    Eloy Lopez 250*
    Barbara Funke 176
    Pete Gonzales(i) 277*
    Charlie Nelson 224
    Leonard Cantu 90

    SINTON ISD
    Trustee (two positions) votes
    Shirley Koether(i) 336
    Sam P. Lankford 380*
    Andy V. Villarreal 342*

    CITY OF TAFT
    Ward 1 Votes
    David Trevino 103*
    Lucy Sauceda Lopez(i) 90

    Ward 2 Votes
    Ronnie Segovia(i) 208*
    Andrew Hall 41

    Proposition No. 1
    For 274*
    Against 118
    The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in City of Taft at the rate of one-fourth of 1 percent sales and use tax to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

    TAFT ISD

    Trustee (two positions) votes
    Pete Rodriguez Sr. 415*
    Mary Garrett(i) 409*
    Rolando “Ronnie” Rodriguez 267

    Proposition No. 1
    For 366*
    Against 306
    The issuance of an amount not to exceed $18.2 million school building bonds and the levying of a tax in payment thereof


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