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Look at the rules and numbers around the Primary Election Results

Detailed Somervell County Election Results

5 March 2014 at 2:04:21 PM


Before we get into the actual numbers its good to understand the rules around Primary races. These are documented in the

There is this very important rule which states:

Sec. 172.003.  MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED.  Except as otherwise provided by this code, to receive a political party's nomination, a candidate in a primary election must receive a majority of the total number of votes received by all the candidates for the nomination.


Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.

So you have to have a majority of the total number of votes received by all the candidates, NOT all the votes cast and I have both percentages below in the spreadsheet so you can see how that works out.

In all of the contested races there was only one race where someone had a majority and that was Jeff Slaton who is now the Republican nominee for Constable, Precinct 2, Unexpired term. Congratulations to Jeff!

The other contested races did not have a majority so there is this other rule which dictates what happens

Sec. 172.004.  RUNOFF PRIMARY.  (a)  If no candidate for nomination to a particular office receives the vote required for nomination in the general primary election, a runoff primary election shall be held to determine the nomination.

(b)  The candidates in a runoff for a nomination shall be determined and a tie vote in a runoff resolved as provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 2, for a runoff for an election to office.


Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.

So now we have to have a Runoff Primary Election but hey how do you determine which candidates get to participate in the runoff? Well there is another rule but it is in a different part of the

Sec. 2.023.  RUNOFF CANDIDATES.  (a)  Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c), the candidates in a runoff election are the candidates who receive the highest and second highest number of votes in the main election or who tie for the highest number of votes.

(b)  If more than two candidates tie for the highest number of votes in the main election, an automatic recount shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 216.  If the recount does not resolve the tie, the tied candidates shall cast lots to determine which two are to be the runoff candidates.

(c)  If two or more candidates tie for the second highest number of votes in the main election, an automatic recount shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 216.  If the recount does not resolve the tie, the tied candidates shall cast lots to determine which one is to be the second candidate in the runoff election.

(d)  The presiding officer of the final canvassing authority for the election shall supervise the casting of lots under this section.


Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.  Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 652, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

and there is an important note for those who voted in the Democratic Primary, you will NOT be able to vote in the Republican Runoff Primary so don't waste your time trying, here's the rule that says so

Sec. 172.125.  ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR ACCEPTING VOTERS IN RUNOFF.  (a)  For a runoff primary election, the voter registrar shall enter on the list of registered voters a notation beside each voter's name indicating the preceding party primary for which the voter was accepted for voting, if any.

(b)  An election officer at a runoff primary election polling place shall determine whether the name of a voter offering to vote is noted on the list as having been accepted for voting in another party's primary.  If the voter's name is so noted, the voter may not be accepted for voting at the runoff unless the voter executes an affidavit stating that the voter did not vote in the primary or participate in a convention of another party during the same voting year.


Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 67, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

So now that we know how to determine who is going to be in the Runoff Primary Elections let's take a look at the numbers

            Early         Election Grand %of total % of total
Position Name Pct.1 Pct.2 Pct.3 Pct.4 Totals Pct.1 Pct.2 Pct.3 Pct.4 Day Totals votes cast votes cast for
County Judge                     Totals     candidates
  Danny Chambers 55 91 62 78 286 54 41 68 67 230 516 26.86% 27.68%
  Jerry Lee 60 77 42 103 282 38 47 63 53 201 483 25.14% 25.91%
  Darrell Best 52 69 43 67 231 58 59 31 52 200 431 22.44% 23.12%
  Mickey Garrett 27 32 15 18 92 18 20 32 13 83 175 9.11% 9.39%
  Mike Jones 20 37 36 31 124 23 43 32 37 135 259 13.48% 13.89%
District/County Clerk                            
  Michelle Reynolds 77 106 62 94 339 78 86 91 85 340 679 35.35% 38.10%
  Jeff Harris 89 128 86 135 438 75 78 88 98 339 777 40.45% 43.60%
  Virgina Perales 40 63 45 49 197 28 31 34 36 129 326 16.97% 18.29%
County Treasurer                            
  Jennifer Stroud 37 65 53 64 219 65 64 58 56 243 462 24.05% 25.18%
  Carrie Knight-Mapes 66 83 43 88 280 58 62 57 59 236 516 26.86% 28.12%
  Susanne Graves 55 101 61 99 316 40 52 61 71 224 540 28.11% 29.43%
  April Gore Campos 50 55 41 38 184 28 25 48 32 133 317 16.50% 17.28%
Cnty Commissioner-2                            
  John Curtis   246     246   168     168 414 77.67% 100%
Cnty Commissioner-4                            
  Mike Daniels       71 71       74 74 145 27.31% 27.99%
  Rick Clark       81 81       51 51 132 24.86% 25.48%
  Edwin Mueck       63 63       39 39 102 19.21% 19.69%
  Don Kranz       80 80       59 59 139 26.18% 26.83%
Just. Peace, pct.1                            
  Ronnie Webb 169 240     409 165 155     320 729 76.74% 100%
Just. Peace, pct.2                            
  Scott May     170 220 390     188 179 367 757 77.96% 100%
Const, pct2, unexp                            
  Jeff Slaton     154 233 387     161 173 334 721 74.25% 87.93%
  Vic Castillo     21 20 41     35 23 58 99 5.15% 12.07%
County Chairman                            
  DeeDee Jones 163 236 162 207 768 151 147 176 161 635 1403 73.03% 100.00%
Number of voters   218 319 203 302 1042 199 214 237 229 879 1921    

Congratulations to the four uncontested race winners John Curtis, Ronnie Webb, Scott May, and DeeDee Jones!

The Runoff Primary Election will look like this

Danny Chambers/Jerry Lee for County Judge
Michelle Reynolds/Jeff Harris for County/District Clerk
Susanne Graves/Carrie Knight-Mapes for County Treasurer
Mike Daniels/Don Kranz for County Commissioner, Pct. 4

Stay tuned for dates and times to vote in the Republican Runoff Primary Election!



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