Early voting ends on Friday




Brush Country voters have been voting early and according to the Atascsoa County Election Adminstrator’s office, it has been busy.

As of the close of Monday, October 27, 1,840 have voted in the General Election. In the City of Jourdanton, 263 have voted. Jourdanton ISD has had 43 early votes.

The City of Charlotte has had 29 while the ISD race has drawn 54 early voters.

Savannah Heights has had 19 early voters.

Voters still have until this Friday, October 31 to vote early.

On the ballots

Candidates that are vying for the 218th Judicial District Judge’s bench are Russell Wilson (Republican) and Carrie Moy (Democrat).

Voters will also decide if Bob Hurley (Republican) or Bill Gamez (Democrat) will be the next Atascosa County Judge. Judge Diana Bautista is vacating the seat.

Incumbent William “Bill” Torans (Republican) will face Richard “Dicky” Garza (Democrat) for Atascosa County Commissioner Pct. 2. In the Justice of the Peace race in Pct. 2, Republican incumbent Kyle D. Bradley meets Gerry Elias (Democrat).

In Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Democrat incumbent Betty Caballero has Michael Pascarella (Republican) as an opponent.

City and School Elections

In Jourdanton, the mayor’s race has drawn three candidates – incumbent Susan B. Netardus, Steve Mueller and writein candidate Tommy (TP) Poenisch. There are two at large council member spots to be decided. Incumbents are Raul (Roy) Morales and Robert (Doc) Williams. Vying for their spots are Robert Herrera, Jr. and Rudy Segura. In the council race, voters have two votes. They can either vote for the same person twice, or for two different candidates.

Jourdanton ISD Board of Trustees, District 3 has three people who are vying for that position since Pamela Manning stepped down earlier this year. They are Carol Wheeler Delgado, (Chilly) Willie Johnson and Phillip Netardus. Uncontested candidates, Vance Jupe, District 1 and Tricia Taylor, District 2 are declared elected.

Charlotte’s city elections have three seats that are being challenged. Council Member Place 1 incumbent Zoraida R. Casares will face Buddy Daughtry. Priscilla B. Tijerina (incumbent) and Christi Rankin are vying for Place 2. In Place 3, incumbent Marilyn Zulaica will meet Patty Garza.

The Charlotte ISD race includes Place 1 incumbent Leonard Cumpian and Matt A. Wagner. For the Place 4 position, Shawn L. Smith (incumbent) is facing Tommy J. Garcia.¬

In Somerset ISD, Single Member District 2 and 7 both have elections that will be held in Atascosa County. In District 1, Omar Pachecano (incumbent) is facing Robert Stevens. Incumbent Don Green’s opponent in District 7 is Cecilia Castellano.

Also on the ballot is Proposition 1 for the State of Texas:

“The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”

Savannah Heights is seeking incorporation through a special election proposition. The ballot wording is:

“Incorporation of the “City of South Savannah Heights” as a Type A, General – Law Municipality.” The voter’s box is #23 at Essex Properties off of SH 16.

McMullen County ISD

In McMullen County, the only contested race is for the four positions-atlarge for McMullen County Independent School Board,

Four votes may be cast for the following candidates:

Candidates, in ballot order are: Walt Franklin (incumbent), Karen Wheeler (incumbent), Warren Wheeler (incumbent) ,Chuck Garcia

Joe Verastegui (Incumbent)

McMullen County ISD voters will also either vote for or against the issuance of bonds through Proposition No. One.

Wording on the ballot is:

“The issuance of $14,550,000 bonds for the purposes of designing, constructing, renovating, acquiring and equipping school facilities, the purchase of the necessary sites for school facilities, and the purchase of new school buses,and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.”

Early Voting

Voter may cast their ballots early for the November 4 General Election at the Atascosa County Annex II Building at 816 N. Main, Jourdanton, TX. Their hours are now through October 31 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The office will remain open during the lunch hour for voter’s convenience.

In McMullen County ballots may be cast early at the county courthouse from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. – their normal hours.

Voting at the polls on Tuesday, November 4 will be held 7 a.m.-7 p.m.



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