The Hays County Courthouse.
The early vote in key Hays County elections turned up few close races when those totals were posted shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The early vote revealed huge leads for State Representative Patrick Rose, Hays County judge candidates Jeff Barton and Bert Cobb, Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner candidate Mark Jones, Hays County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Anna Martinez Boling and Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff.
Of those leaders, Ratliff held the smallest advantage, but he still took a comfortable 55.75 percent of the early vote against Democratic primary challenger Bill Huddleston.
Barton held 53.26 percent of the vote for the Hays County judge Democratic nomination against incumbent Liz Sumter.
For the Republican nomination for Hays County judge, former Central Texas Medical Center Chief of Surgery Bert Cobb held 60.12 percent of the vote against Kyle business owner Peggy Jones.
Also on the Republican side, Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones held 78.77 percent of the early vote against former Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez for the nomination to be county commissioner from the Buda and Kyle areas.
Rose held 78.31 percent of the Hays County early vote and 79.09 percent of the early vote across the district against Democratic primary challenger Andrew Backus.
Boling held 64.54 percent of the early vote for court at law judge against Hays County Assistant District Attorney David Mendoza.Email | Print