The Hill Country Area League of Women Voters hosted candidate forums at Schreiner University this week. Place 3 and Place 4 candidates answer questions in the two videos below, but no mayoral forum was held because Bonnie White declined the invitation to participate.
Kerr County Commissioner Precinct 1
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%).
Kerrville’s current mayor, Jack Pratt, announced today on REV-FM that he will withdraw from the 2016 mayoral campaign.
This leaves just two candidates for mayor: current city councilwoman in Place 2, Bonnie White, and challenger Glenn Andrew.
More information coming soon as it becomes available.
The race for city council keeps getting more and more crowded. As of today, we have three people running for mayor, three running for Place 3, and three running for Place 4.
If you’re keeping track at home, here are the players that have announced as of today:
Mayor Race: Jack Pratt (i), Glenn Andrew, Bonnie White
Place 3: Gary Stork (i), George Baroody, Vincent Voelkel
Place 4: Gene Allen (i), James Hart, Gene Smith
See our article: City Council Elections
Get ready to vote, Kerr County! Early voting begins today at the Cailloux Theater at 910 Main Street and the Kerr County West Annex Courthouse at 3350 Hwy 27 in Ingram.
What Precinct Am I in?
Check this map: http://www.co.kerr.tx.us/commcrt/electionprecinctsmap.pdf
What do I bring?
Don’t forget that you’ll need ID. A driver’s license will work, or CHL permit, or passport, among other things. Check this link for more options.
Check the links below for sample ballots to avoid that “who the *** are these people?” feeling you might get in the ballot box.
Democratic – All Precincts
Republican – Precincts 101, 107, 109, 113, 118, 119
Republican – Precincts 202, 211, 215, 220
Republican – Precincts 303, 308, 312, 314
Republican – Precincts 404, 405, 406, 410, 416, 417
Where do I go?
Here’s a map to the Cailloux Theater.
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.