Goliad County votes solidly Republican
by Coy Slavik
Nov 08, 2012 | 1314 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
All three Republicans won the three Goliad County elections and that proved to be the trend in national, state and other local races Tuesday.

Sheriff Kirby Brumby (R) maintained his office by receiving 59.2 percent of the vote compared to Democratic challenger Paul San Miguel's 40.80 percent.

The closest county race was between Susan Moore (R) and Jacqueline Peuttus (D) for the vacant Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position. Moore received 814 votes (51.1 percent) to Peuttus' 780 (48.9). Republican Michelle Garcia defeated Democrat June Bethke 1,711-1,633 for the County Tax Assessor/Collector post.

The 2,060 early votes received was 38 percent of the total number of registered voters in the county. A total of 5,477 voters, 67.6 of those registered in the county, cast ballots. There were 837 voters who went straight Republican and 516 who went with a straight Democratic ticket.

In the presidential election won by incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney received 2,294 votes in Goliad County compared to Obama's 1,127. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 24 votes and the Green Party's Jill Stein received seven votes.

Republican Ted Cruz, who won the U.S. Senator race, received 64.8 percent of the vote in Goliad County compared to Democrat Paul Sadler's 31.9 percent.

Jessica Puente-Bradshaw (R) defeated Filemon Vela (D) 2,136-973 in Goliad County in the District 34 U.S. Representative race, which Vela won. In the Railroad Commission race, Christi Craddock (R) defeated Dale Henry (D) 1,989-1,016 in Goliad and also won statewide.

Other Republicans Don Willett (Place 2 Supreme Court Justice), John Devine (Place 4 Supreme Court Justice), Nathan Hecht (Place 6 Supreme Court Justice), Sharon Keller (Court of Criminal Appeals), Barbara Parker Harvey (Place 7 Court of Criminal Appeals), Elsa Alcala (Place 8 Court of Criminal Appeals), Laurie J. Turner (District State Board of Education), Geanie Morrison (District 30 State Representative), Tom Greenwell (Place 2 13th Court of Appeals), Bradford Condit (Place 4 13th Court of Appeals), and Jack Marr (24th Judicial District Judge) also carried Goliad County.

For photos and candidate reactions form the elections, see Wednesday's Advance-Guard.

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