After two days of early voting, an even 300 Atascosa Countians have turned out to vote in the much delayed Texas Primary elections.
Early voting will continue through May 25 at the Atascosa County Election Administrator’s office, located in the Atascosa County Annex, 914 N. Main Street, Suite 115, Jourdanton. Hours will be 8a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Tuesday, May 22 (received NOT postmarked).
While most are concerned with the local contested races for County Sheriff and constables, this is your chance to also cast your vote for President, Senator, U.S. Representative, Railroad Commissioner, State Representative, judges and justices as well as several propositions.
LOCAL RACES – REPUBLICAN
Atascosa County Sheriff Johnny Vermaercke Salazar David Soward
Atascosa County Tax Assessor-Collector Loretta Holley
Pct. 1 Atascosa County Commissioner Lon “Lonnie” Gillespie
Pct. 1 Atascosa County Constable
Pct. 2 Atascosa County Constable Jose “Martin” Perez Edward “Ed” Richter
Pct. 4 Atascosa County Constable William “Bill” Meadows Rex Newman, Jr.
Atascosa County Chair Texas Moore
LOCAL RACES – DEMOCRAT
District Attorney – 81st Judicial District Rene M. Pena
Atascosa County Attorney Lucinda A. Vickers
Atascosa County Sheriff Eliseo Perez
Pct. 1 Atascosa County Commissioner David Caballero
Pct. 3 Atascosa County Commissioner Freddie Ogden
Pct. 1 Atascosa County Constable Perciliano “Percy” Medina
Pct. 2 Atascosa County Constable Tony Saucedo
Pct.3 Atascosa County Constable Rick Luna
Atascosa County Chair Rosa R. Elkins
Propositions There are also several propositions being considered.
Democrat Proposition 1 Any graduate of a Texas high school, who has lived in the state for at least three years and lived here continuously for the last year, should be eligible for in-state tuition at state supported colleges and universities and given the opportunity to earn legal status through a higher education or military service. For or Against
Proposition 2 “Because a college education is increasingly necessary for jobs that allow our citizens to achieve middle class lifestyles and become the entrepreneurs who create the jobs that our economy relies on, we call on the Texas Legislature to fund colleges and universities such that tuition and fees can be affordable to all Texans.” For or Against
Should the Texas Legislature allow the people of Texas to vote to legalize casino gambling with all funds generated being used only for education?
For or Against Republican SCHOOL CHOICE:
The state should fund education by allowing dollars to follow the child instead of the bureaucracy, through a program which allows parents the freedom to choose their child’s school, public or private, while also saving significant taxpayer dollars. Yes or No. REPEALING OBAMACARE:
Congress should immediately repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) and reject the rationing of healthcare by government or the intrusion by government into the doctor – patient relationship. Yes or No.
PUBLIC PRAYER Government should be prohibited from restricting the content of public prayer. Yes or No.
BALANCED BUDGET / COMBINING GOVERNMENT GROWTH Out of control spending should be stopped at all levels of federal and state government through constitutional amendments limiting any increase in government spending to the combined increase of population and inflation without voter approval. Yes or No.
The Texas Legislature should redraw the courtimposed lines for Congress and State legislative districts in its upcoming session in order to remedy inequities. Yes or no.