In a county known for historically low voter turnout, a little over 59% of registered voters went to the polls, or voted early, in last Tuesday’s mid-term election. It’s no surprise that the county followed the state in casting ballots for Republicans. Democrats in Leon County are as scarce as hen’s teeth as the following tally shows.
The percentages of wins by Republicans were huge.
Ted Cruz won by 88.37%
Kevin Brady by 87.72%
Bill Flores by 87.13%
Greg Abbot by 87.81%
Dan Patrick by 82.65%
Ken Paxton by 85.33%
Down ballots wins by Republicans were just as big in the county.
Glenn Hegar – Comptroller of Public Accounts – 87.02%
George P. Bush – Commissioner of General Land Office – 84.82 %
Sid Miller – Commissioner of Agriculture – 85.95%
Christi Craddick – Railroad Commissioner – 86.71%
Jimmy Blacklock – Justice, Supreme Court Place 2 – 87.21%
John Devine – Justice, Supreme Court Place 4 – 87.57%
Jeff Brown – Justice, Supreme Court Place 6 – 87.32%
Sharon Keller – Presiding Judge. Court of Criminal Appeals – 86.59%
Barbara Parker Hervey – Judge. Ct. of Crim. App. Place 7 – 87.14%
Michelle Slaughter – Judge. Ct. of Crim. App. Place 8 – 94.79%
State Senator, District 5
Charles Schwertner – 86.01%
State Representative, District 57
Trent Ashby – 88.13%
County Officials on the ballot who won their race in the March 6, Primary Election were:
County Judge, Byron Ryder
District Clerk, Cassandra Noey
County Clerk, Christie Wakefield
County Treasurer, Brandi Hill
Commissioner Pct. 2, David Ferguson
Commissioner Pct. 4, David Grimes
JP Pct. 1, Lori Reid
JP Pct. 2, Jack Keeling
JP Pct. 4, Lee Weiler
Constable Pct. 4, David Welch
City of Marquez Street Tax Reauthorization
28 of the 151 registered voters in Marquez cast votes on the issue. The proposition passed 25 to 3.
Democrats gain control of U.S. House
Nationally, the balance of power in Washington was altered when the Republican stronghold on all branches of government changed. Democrats took control over the House of Representatives by a 223 to 196 majority at last count. The Republicans held the lead in the U.S. Senate 51 to 43.