Peck, Simonton winners; BCISD bond denied
Two candidates had to wait a little later to see if they would be the Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace.
Democrat incumbent Janice Menard lost to Republican challenger Joy Dubose-Simonton 2,773 votes or 53.95 percent to 2,367 votes or 46.05 percent in a close election.
A malfunctioning voting machine at the Orange County Elections Administration office was the culprit and both candidates had to wait until it was repaired.
In the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 race, Republican incumbent David Peck won the election with 2,581 votes or 66.34 percent to Democrat Gail Shaw Barnett’s 1,360 votes or 33.66 percent.
The $25 million bond issue for Bridge City ISD had 2,078 votes or 69.97 percent against and 892 votes or 30.03 percent for the bond issue.
Bridge City ISD Mike King issued the following statement:
“Bridge City voters have declined to approve a $25 million bond construction proposal that would have provided a new fine arts complex and various other improvements across the district. While we are disappointed with the results, we respect the decision of the voters of our district. We will take some time and look at other options to address the needs that have been identified through this two year process. Most importantly we will continue striving for and achieving excellence as Bridge City ISD has always done. That is the Cardinal Way!”
The Local Option Proposition 1 (the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only) for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 has 2,325 votes or 61.69 percent for and 1,444 votes or 38.31 percent against the wet/dry election.
Proposition 2 for the wet/dry election (the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages) with 2,213 votes or 58.45 percent for and 1,573 votes or 41.55 percent against.
In other races, Republican Brian Babin defeated Democrat Michael Cole with 13,204 votes or 77.16 percent to 3,618 votes or 21.14 votes.
Republican Dade Phelan defeated Democrat Gavin Bruney in the State Representative, District 21 race with 13,158 votes or 77.62 percent to 3,794 votes or 22.38 percent.
Republican incumbent David Bradley beat Democratic challenger Kathy King with 12,647 votes or 74.71 percent to 3,913 votes or 23.12 percent.
Republican incumbent Robert Nichols cruised to victory over Libertarian J. Tyler Lindsey for State Senator, District 3.
Statewide, Republican Greg Abbott won with 13,398 votes or 77.58 percent to Democrat Wendy Davis’ 3,599 votes or 20.84 percent in the gubernatorial race.
Republican incumbent John Cornyn won with 13,190 votes or 77.25 percent to Democrat David Alameel’s 3,377 votes or 19.78 percent in the U.S. Senate race.
Republican Dan Patrick won with 13,110 votes or 76.87 percent in the lieutenant governor’s race. Democrat Leticia Van de Putte had 3,589 votes or 20.75 percent.
In the Attorney General race, Republican Ken Paxton received 12,784 votes or 75.11 percent to Democrat Sam Houston’s 3,911 votes or 22.98 percent.
Republican Glenn Hegar had 12,308 votes or 73.19 percent to Democrat Mike Collier’s 3,958 votes or 21.54 percent for the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Republican Gerge P. Bush had 12,842 votes or 75.50 percent to Democrat John Cook’s 3,655 votes or 21.49 percent for the commissioner of the General Land Office.
For commissioner of agriculture, Republican Sid Miller had 12,321 votes or 73.05 percent to Democrat Jim Hogan’s 3,987 votes or 23.64 percent.
Republican Ryan Sitton had 12,412 votes or 73.57 percent to Democrat Steve Brown’s 3,868 votes or 22.93 percent.
In some uncontested races, Republican incumbents Steve McKeithen, Leanne Johnson, Buddie J. Hahn, Stephen Brint Carlton, Mandy White-Rogers, Vickie Edgerly, Barry Burton, Jody Crump and Rodney Price won.
Uncontested Democratic races winners were Karen Jo Vance and Christy Khoury.
There was also a constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway and to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads that passed.