The County Commissioner Precinct 1 Race was the closest local race, and because one person did not claim a majority of the votes (50+%), we are headed to a runoff between Dr. William Rector and Mr. Harley Belew.
Here are the tabulations for Commissioner Pct. 1:
Constable Precinct 1
Tommy Rodriguez defeated Albert Luebano handily with 60% of the vote. The totals were 1,839-1,222.
Constable Precinct 3
Challenger Kenneth Wilke defeated incumbent Angel Garza with a 3:2 margin. Wilke received 1,129 (59.99%) to Garza’s 753 (40.01%).
Yesterday’s candidate forum is available for viewing! Five candidates discussed various issues including taxes, budgets, the library, and much more. This commissioner position has been occupied by Buster Baldwin for 26 years, but as he retires, these five candidates compete for his position.
The forum was filmed by Aaron Yates of KerrvillePhoto.com free of charge as a public service to the community.
I approached the Hill Country League of Women Voters and offered to film their candidate forums for them, free of charge, in order to provide more accessible information about the local elections this cycle. The League graciously accepted my offer, and I’m proud to be able to deliver this candidate forum for public consumption.
Next week we’ll be bringing you the Precinct 1 forums for County Commissioner and Constable.