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Elizabeth Sumter

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: Sumter casts ballot in GOP primary

Former County Judge Elizabeth Sumter may have been the highest profile Democrat to cross-over and vote in Tuesday's Republican Party primary.

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: GOP fears Democrats will hijack primary

Local Republican leaders say they are alarmed that Democrats crossing over to vote in Tuesday's primary election could swing the results.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Sumter, Conley to speak at chamber breakfast

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter and Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley will headline the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce's next Eggs and Issues breakfast.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Kyle, county unite to buy Jacob’s Well

After nearly six hours of often volatile discussion, a majority of the Hays County Commissioners Court appeared to agree on Tuesday that the city of Kyle will, in fact, be afforded the privilege of returning about $1.2...

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Commissioners Court rejects another jail capacity study

The Commissioners Court again erupted into raised voices and rancor during a discussion this week of the Hays County Jail, a topic that has proven to be more durable than even the court’s storied disagreements over road...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Democrats depose Sumter, pick Barton

Hays County Democrats took the rare step of deposing a countywide incumbent officeholder, replacing County Judge Elizabeth Sumter on the ticket with Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton in Tuesday's primary election.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: Hays County Judge Democratic Primary debate (Elizabeth Sumter vs. Jeff Barton)

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter debates fellow Democratic Party challenger Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Bill White scoffs at Shami’s racism claim

Campaigning in San Marcos on Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Bill White scoffed at his Democratic Party primary opponent's recent claim that White's mention of his San Antonio birthplace in campaign commercials is racist.

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Barton hits Sumter’s ‘theater’ over spending

With election season upon her, County Judge Elizabeth Sumter has mustered a passion for fiscal discipline, holding up road and building projects that have been in the works for years and which she funded in her proposed...

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Jones campaigns for County Judge

San Marcos business owner Peggy Jones, who has been campaigning since August, has filed to run for Hays County Judge as a Republican.

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