Robertson County joint general election results tabulated

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The Robertson County News has learned that after a recount that finished after press deadline Wednesday, Marc Catalina has edged past Joyce Rattler 507 to 505 with three provisional votes waiting verification. We will keep you updated here as the final result of that race.

Dennis Phillips | Publisher
Robertson County News


As of Saturday night, May 10, local municipal and school district elections were decided by the following vote totals.

In Bremond, Andy Burnett took place 1 on the city council with 153 votes to Jonathan Allen’s 64 votes. For Place 5, Ira J. Gray will assume the seat with 133 votes to Larry Wilganowski’s 85. Nikki Screws ran unopposed.

For Bremond ISD, Debbie Zan narrowly defeated Michelle Yezak with only a four vote margin—186 to 182. On Monday, Yezak asked for a recount.
In Calvert, Marcus Greaves retained his seat as mayor of Calvert in a narrow victory over James Green, 188 votes to 178. Green has also requested that the County Election Office recount the vote. In places 1, 3, 5, the three incumbents—James Evans, Bobbie Jean Alford, and Omar Babers—ran unopposed.
In the Calvert ISD election, Beatrice Cephas retained her seat while Dr. Stanton assumed place 7 on the Board, defeating incumbent Nelda Eustice in a 200 to 166 vote.

The city of Franklin returned Ferman L. Richard and Molly Hedrick to their council places. The other three candidates were running for the remaining at-large position; of the three, Kelly Ellison claimed the seat, receiving 71 votes to Joshua Phillips’ 44 and Jason Hicks’ 43.

The race that provoked the most interest is not officially over yet.

Clear winners in the city of Hearne municipal election include Lashunda E. White over Larry Welch for council place 1, 598 votes to 422 and Hazel Embra over Matt Gomez for place 4, 540 votes to 501.

On Monday morning, Joyce Rattler had defeated Dr. Marc Catalina by one vote, 509 to 508, but 13 provisional ballots had not be cleared, leaving that election undetermined.

For Hearne ISD place 4, Samantha Salazar (391 votes) held a narrow lead over Mark Flowers (379 votes) with incumbent Rev. James Crawford (324 votes) out of the race.

For place 7, Lollie Adams took the seat with 596 votes over Mary Jane Ramirez’ 496.

James Taylor, current board president, maintained his seat with 592 votes to Quila Polk’s 474.

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News

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