State Representative District 84 race goes to a run-off - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/2/10

State Representative District 84 race goes to a run-off

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John Frullo John Frullo
Mark Griffin Mark Griffin

By Brittany Pieper  - bio | email

 LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The race for the State Representative District 84 Republican candidate is still undecided. 

Ysidro Gutierrez, John Frullo, and Mark Griffin each ran for the seat vacated by Carl Isset, and Tuesday night Griffin and Frullo found out they'll face off again in an April 13th run off. Gutierrez received about 8% of the vote, Frullo received about 43%, and Griffin received about 48%.

Frullo said he's excited about the opportunity to keep gaining in his campaign, "Our plans are to keep building a momentum that we've started.  We've overcome a huge deficit, and we're right on schedule with where we thought we would be."  Frullo says his greatest strength is his background as a Certified Public Accountant, which he thinks will help him balance the state budget.

Griffin, who received the greatest number of votes, hopes to keep that lead.  "Leadership is the main issue.  Neither one of us has been to Austin before, so they need to make those decisions of who can most effectively lead the district, be responsive to the issues that are out there, and I think I can provide that," he said.  Griffin previously served on the Lubbock Independent School District board and the Texas Tech University Board of Regents.

Whichever candidate wins the run-off will face Democrat Elizabeth Carol Morgan in the general election.

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