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Milam GOP vote turnout is record

Highlighted by a hot governor’s race 1,678 persons voted in Tuesday’s Milam County Republican Party, by far an alltime record.

Previous rec ord wa s 744 in 2000.

Milam Republic a ns went with incumbent Gov. Rick Perry, who polled 853 votes to 442 for challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Debra Medina polled 371.

Milam races In the f irst count y-level Republican Primary race ever, Sam Berry defeated Roy E. Martinez 141 to 106 for the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace nomination.

Berry faces Democrat Donald Schuerman on the November general election ballot.

All other local races were unopposed with all to face Democratic opponents, incumbents in most cases, in the fall.

GOP totals were:

County judge, Dave Barkemeyer, 1,197; County Commissioner Precinct 4, Nelson D. “Buddy” Johnson, 272.

Justice of the Peace—Precinct 1, Rick Gommert, 412; Precinct 3, Andy Isaacs, 345; Precinct 4, Martin Hobbs, 269.

Bill Whitmire was elected county chair with 1,273 votes.

Ogden wins

Milam Republicans stayed with State Sen. Steve Ogden as he defeated Ben Bius 1,179 to 388 in his successful bid to win re-nomination to his District 5 seat.

Ogden faces Democrat Stephen Wyman in the fall.

Milam GOP voters went with the winner in a four-candidate race to succeed Dan Gattis in the District 20 state representative seat.

Charles Schwertner drew 956 votes, Stephen Thomas 149, Milton Rister 206 and Patsy Williams 138.

There is no Democratic candidate. Kate Wediekes of Rockdale has filed to run as an independent candidate.

Congressman John Carter easily outpolled challenger Raymond Yamka 1,405 to 163.

There is no Democratic candidate.

Contests

Totals in other contested races:

Railroad commissioner, Victor G. Carrillo, 510; David Porter, 938.

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3, Jeff Brown, 229; Rebecca Simmons, 177; Rick Strange, 99; Jim Moseley, 287; Rick Green, 263; Debra Lehrman, 202.

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9, Rose Vela, 486; Eva Guzman, 748.

Member, State Board of Education, District 10, Marsha Farney, 465; Brian Russell, 525; Rebecca Osborne, 323.

Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 4, Melissa Goodwin, 575; Scott Field, 669.

GOP Rockdale vote

The 2010 primar y marked another milestone. For the first time ever more Rockdale voters cast ballots in a Republican primary than in a Democratic primary.

Total GOP vote in Rockdale’s three boxes was 413 while the total Democratic vote was 404.

County-wide, 1,817 Democrats and 1,678 Republicans cast ballots, a total reflecting early voting and March 2 ballots.


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