Tuesday primary was slim on local voting choices
by Ben Tinsley
Mar 09, 2014 | 209 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By Ben Tinsley

The Progress

If you were looking for shock and awe that extended beyond the state’s strong arctic cold front, you were pretty much out of luck this week when it came to the March 4 primary election in McMullen and Live Oak counties.

The only locally-contested race in either counties during the March 4 primary was the Justice of the Peace race between Republicans Debora L. Garza and Gary Stanley in Tilden, the results of which were not immediately available at press time.

Other than that? A clean, uncontested sweep from stem to stern.

Democrat Jim Huff’s candidacy for Live Oak county judge, for instance, was unopposed.

No one ran against Republican Melanie Matkin during her bid for the Live Oak County district clerk slot

Scroll all the way to the end of McMullen County elections and you’ll find Republican Mattie Saim Sadovsky’s bid for county and district clerk equally uncontested.

But that’s not stopping local officials from encouraging folks to get out there and vote.

Democrat Live Oak County Judge Jim Huff said the right to vote is paramount to a thriving democracy.

“I feel it is a great way to continue the integrity of elections; a hard-fought for freedom and responsibility that not everyone in our world has,” Huff said.

Live Oak County Republican Party chairman Vance Smith said all registered voters should always participate and vote in an election, “to support great folks, and further to give more choice in our state and national representation.”

Despite the lack of heat in the area’s immediate political arena, it appears that as far as the local weather is concerned, it’s gradually getting warmer anyway.

Wednesday is expected to warm up with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday and Thursday Night will show lows in the lower 40s and highs in the lower 60s, the NWS reported.

Friday promises to be especially warm with highs in the lower 70s and lows around 60.

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