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3/3/10

Local election run-off date set; final local and state election results

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - State Representative District 83 and District 84 races are not yet over. They will now go to a runoff; incumbent Delwin Jones and candidate Charles Perry for District 83, and Mark Griffin and John Frullo for District 84.

Jones has held the District 83 seat for nearly three decades, but Perry believes it's time for a fresh face in Austin. "I think it's time for a new energy level. That's what we're going to need to get us over some of the big hurdles that we've got facing the state. We've got budgeting issues. We've got priority issues, and we just need to get back to basics. Truthfully, I think we need a fresh perspective to do that."

But Jones disagrees. He says his experience is what the district needs, "I'm going to express more strongly my record of achievement compared to a record the other candidate would have of promises what to do. Because I think the public of West Texas will take a look at what has been done and compare it to what is promised to do."

Because there is no democratic candidate in this race, the winner in the runoff will win the District 83 seat.

Ysidro Gutierrez, John Frullo, and Mark Griffin each ran for the seat vacated by Carl Isset in the District 84 race, and Tuesday night Griffin and Frullo found out they'll face off again in a run off. Gutierrez received 8% of the vote, Frullo received 43%, and Griffin received 49%.

Frullo said he's excited, "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.

If you did not vote in the primary, you can still cast a ballot in the run-off election on April 13th. However, if you voted in the Democratic primary, you cannot vote in the Republican run-off.

Early voting starts Monday, April 5th and runs through Friday, April 9th.

Polling locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and you can vote at all of the eight United Supermarket locations, the Slaton ISD Administration building, and the Texas Tech Rec. Center.

On Monday, County Commissioners will approve a list of run-off election day polling locations. We will let you know where you can cast a ballot as soon as the list is available.

Here are the final results for other state and locally contested races:

Unofficial Election Results

STATEWIDE RACES

GOVERNOR - Republican
Debra Medina 19%
Rick Perry 51%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 30%

Precincts Reporting: 99.98%

GOVERNOR - Democrat
Bill White 76%
Felix Alvarado 5%
Farouk Shami 13%

Precincts Reporting: 99.95%

LT. GOVERNOR - Democrat
Linda Chavez-Thompson 53%
Ronnie Earle 35%
Marc Katz 12%

Precincts Reporting: 99.95%

AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER - Democrat
Hank Gilbert 52%
Kinky Friedman 48%

Precincts Reporting: 99.95%

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER - Republican
David Porter 61%
Victor G. Carillo 39%

Precincts Reporting: 99.98%

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DIST. 83 - Republican
Charles Perry 32%
Zach Brady 29%
Delwin Jones 39%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DIST. 84 - Republican
Ysidro Gutierrez 8%
John Frullo 43%
Mark Griffin 49%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DIST. 85 - Republican
Jim Landtroop 66%
David D. Andrews Sr. 34%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

LOCAL RACES

LUBBOCK COUNTY RACES SHERIFF - Republican
Ronnie O'Neal 19%
Don Carter 28%
Kelly S. Rowe 52%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 4 - Republican
Patti Jones 65%
John Leonard 35%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

COUNTY JUDGE - Republican
Tom Head 55%
David Nelson 45%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

JUDGE, 364TH DISTRICT COURT - Republican
Jennifer Bassett 44%
Brad Underwood 56%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

JUDGE, 137TH DISTRICT COURT - Republican
John "Trey" McClendon 61%
Cecil G. Puryear 39%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PLACE 1 - Republican
Rex Andrew 24%
Jim Hansen 76%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PLACE 2 - Republican
Jim Dulin 69%
Susan Rowley 31%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

REPUBLICAN PARTY COUNTY CHAIRMAN
Jack Galloway 37%
Chris Winn 63%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

DEMOCRATIC PARTY COUNTY CHAIRMAN
Pam Brink 77%
Clif Burnett 23%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DIST. 15 - Republican
Bob Craig 64%
Randy Rives 36%

Precincts Reporting: FINAL

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