Gillespie voters mirror statewide results in runoff

Slightly more than 1 in 10 voters took part in the May 27 primary runoff elections in Gillespie County.

Only 11.6 percent of the county’s 17,883 registered voters took part in the primary runoff. That included 1,969 Republican voters and 110 Democratic voters.

Gillespie results mirrored statewide tallies in the GOP primary runoff.

Tea Party favorite Dan Patrick topped incumbent David Dewhurst in the lieutenant governor’s race, 57-43 percent. (Statewide result was 65-35 percent.) Patrick will now face Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the November general election.

Ken Paxton topped Dan Branch 58 percent to 42 percent in the race for attorney general. (Statewide result was 64-36 percent.)

Sid Miller beat Tommy Merritt for the nomination for commissioner of agriculture, 62-38 percent. (Statewide tally was closer at 53-47 percent.)

And, Ryan Sitton topped Wayne Christian for railroad commissioner, 62-38 percent. (Statewide, Sitton won 57-43 percent.)

On the Democratic side, Gillespie County’s minority party voters favored David Alameel over Kesha Rogers 83-17 percent. (Statewide results were 73-27 percent.)

And, in the only bucking of state trends, Gillespie Democrats favored Richard (Kinky) Friedman over Jim Hogan for Commissioner of Agriculture, 64-38 percent. (Statewide results saw Hogan top Friedman, 54-46 percent.) 

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