Bill McCay - Political Newcomer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/10/04

Bill McCay - Political Newcomer

After two months of pounding the pavement, "I'm running for County Commissioner," said Bill McCay, and saying his own name more than he'd ever said it before. "Apparently the winner is Bill McCay," was the phrase by a news anchor that left Bill McCay, speechless.

"I'm Bill's mother," said Joyce McCay, chalking up the victory to hard work, friends, and the man upstairs. "I prayed a lot," she said.

His wife was just happy it was over. "I think we'll stay married now," she laughed. After reporting on the local political scene for over 20 years, Karin McCay found herself a part of it. "I feel for candidates now like you can not imagine. I had no idea what goes into a political campaign. It's so much easier from my side of the camera than it is from this side," she said.

"What a relief, its so incredible, I'm overwhelmed," said McCay. Adding to the euphoria, a vote gobbling rate of 69%. "I never really thought in terms of a run-off, I never thought in terms of winning or losing. I just wanted to meet every voter that I possibly could and meet them and give them an opportunity to hire me," he said.

And so far, they have, putting to rest any doubts he had just a few hours before. "Only the Good Lord knows if we'll get over 50% or not," McCay said late Tuesday afternoon. Apparently, the Good Lord was listening to mom. "I have a lot of faith," she said.

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