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March 2nd, 2010
Barton, Cobb lead in judge races after early voting


Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton led incumbent Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter in early and absentee ballots released at 7 p.m. when polls closed.

Barton garnered 1,304 votes, 56.26 percent, to Sumter’s 1,014 votes, 43.74 percent.

In the Republican Party primary for Hays County Judge, San Marcos physician Bert Cobb led busineswoman Peggy Jones, 1,784 votes (60.4 percent) to 1,169 (39.59 percent).

State Rep. Patrick M. Rose led Andrew Backus, 1,816 (78.31 percent) to 503 (21.60 percent) in Hays County. Results for Caldwell and Blanco counties, which comprise State House District 45, were not immediately available.

Also in early voting, Sheriff Tommy Ratliff received 1,226 votes (55.75 percent) to former deputy Bill Huddleston’s 973 (44.25 percent).

County Court at Law Judge Anna Martinez Boling started with a wide lead over assistant DA David Mendoza who had 762 votes (34.53 percent) to Boling’s 1,445 percent (65.47 percent).

Find recently updated results at the Hays County Elections Office’s Page here.

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