While some US and state races for party nominations were determined in the March 1 Primary Elections, others will require a runoff election in May to determine whose name will be on November ballots. The local candidates for county officers ran unopposed for their party’s nomination and face no challengers from the other party either.
Below are the votes received for local county offices held by the candidates, who drew no opponents:
- County Chair Democratic Party Tommy Long – 457 total votes: 84 absentee, 180 early voting and 189 election day, with 56 undervotes.
- County Judge Robert Newsom, Republican – 3,326 total votes: 71 absentee, 1,164 early voting, 2,091 election day, with 447 undervotes.
- County Court-At-Law Judge Clay Harrison, Republican – 3,240 total votes: 63 absentee, 1,146 early and 031 Election Day, with 533 undervotes.
- District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher, Republican – 3,218 total votes:64 absentee, 1,138 early and 2,016 Election Day, with 555 undervotes.
- County Clerk Tracy Orr Smith, Republican – 3,169 total votes: 62 absentee, 1,116 early and 1,990 Election Day, with 605 undervotes.
- County Treasurer Danny Davis, Republican – 3,154 total votes: 66 absentee, 1,114 early and 1,974 Election Day, with 619 undervotes.
- County Commissioner Precinct 2 Greg Anglin, Republican – 728 total votes: 15 absentee, 234 early and 479 Election Day, with 118 undervotes.
- County Commissioner Precinct 4 Joe Price, Republican – 838 total votes: 13 absentee, 273 early and 552 Election Day, with 124 undervotes.
- Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 BJ Teer, Republican – 1,600 total votes: 34 absentee, 571 early and 995 Election Day, with 269 undervotes.
- Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Brad Cummings, Republican – 1,653 total votes; 31 absentee, 571 early and 1,045 Election Day, with 251 undervotes.
- County Chair Republican Party Donnie W. Wisenbaker – 3,165 total votes: 64 absentee, 1,127 early and 1,974 Election Day, with 608 undervotes.
US Representative District 4
Republican Pat Fallon will face Democrat Iro Omere for the US District seat in November.
Omere, unopposed March 1 on the Democratic ballot, received 15,295 votes state-wide, including 407 in Hopkins County (74 by absentee ballot, 153 during early voting and 178 on Election Day).
Republican Pat Fallon, however, had two opponents for the Republican nomination for US District 4 Representative. Fallon received 2,359 votes, John E. Harper 439 votes (and Dan Thomas 627 votes in Hopkins County. Across District 4, Fallon received 41,049 total votes, which accounted for 58.92 percent of the overall ballots cast. Harper received 7,526 (10.08%) and Thomas 21,089 votes (30.27%).
State Representative District 2
Incumbent Bryan Slaton received 85.09% and Clyde Bostick 14,91% of Republican votes for District 2 State Representative in Hopkins County. Across District 2, Slaton received 82.37% (16,557 votes) and Bostick 17.63% (3,543 votes) of the overall votes cast by Republicans. The Democratic Party did not have a nominee for this race, so it appears Slaton will be elected to another term in office.
State Senator District 1
Bryan Hughes, the Republican incumbent, drew no opponents for the Republican nomination for State Senator District 1, but did receive 3,017 votes in Hopkins County and 87,905 total votes across the district, which includes Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur and Wood counties.
Republican incumbent Greg Abbott will face Democrat Beto O’Rourke the November Election for Governor.
O’Rourke received 92.39% (948,590) of overall votes cast for the Democratic nomination for Texas Governor, including 457 of the 491 Democratic votes cast in Hopkins County for Governor. Inocencio (Inno) Barrientez received 1.24% (12,873 total votes, 2 in Hopkins County), Michael Cooper 3.04% (31,619 total, 16 Hopkins County), Joy Diaz 3.18% (948,590 total, 11 Hopkins County) and Rich Wakeland 1.24% (12,839 total, 3 Hopkins County) of overall votes cast by Democrats for Governor.
Abbott received a total of 66.54% (1,266,726 total votes) to secure the Republican Party nomination for Governor, including 2,650 (70.76%) of the 3,745 Republican votes cast in Hopkins Count . Challenger Paul Belew received 0.57% (10,927 total votes, 9 in Hopkins County) of the Republican votes cast in Texas, Danny Harrison 0.55% (10,445 total, 11 Hopkins County), Kandy Kaye Horne 1.2% (22,930 total, 22 Hopkins County), Don Huffines 11.84% (225,491 total 369 Hopkins County), Rick Perry 3.2% (60,952 total, 55 Hopkins County), Chad Prather 3.82% (72,719 total, 220 Hopkins) and Allen B. West the next closest with 12.27% (233,560 total and 409 Hopkins County) of overall votes for the Republican nomination for Governor.
Incumbent Dan Patrick received 76.51 percent of all Republican nominations for lieutenant governor, including 2,937 of the overall 3,605 Republican votes cast in Hopkins County for the office. In November, Patrick will face either Mike Collier or Michelle Beckley, who it appears are headed to a May runoff for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.
Collier received 41.69% (407,250 overall votes), Michelle Beckley 30.23% (295,318 votes) and Carla Brailey’s 28.09% (274,383 votes) of votes across the state for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. In Hopkins County, Collier received 232 votes (49.89%), Beckley 140 votes (20.11%) and Brailey 93 votes (20%).
Republican candidate Trayce Bradford received 6.5% (118,339 votes overall, including 2,937 in Hopkins County) of the overall votes across the state for lieutenant governor, Todd M. Bullis 2.3% (41,803 overall votes, 44 in Hopkins County), Daniel Miller 6.82% (123,561 votes, 248 Hopkins County), Aaron Sorrells 3.95% (71,575 votes, 122 Hopkins County votes), and Zach Vance 3.87% (70,019 votes, 94 Hopkins County).
The Attorney General’s race is another that will require May runoffs for both parties, between Garza and Merritt for the Democratic nomination, and between incumbent Ken Paxton and challenger George P. Bush.
Among the five Democratic Party candidates for AG, Rochekle Mercedes Garza received 43.26% of overall votes (427,855 votes, 125 in Hopkins County), with Joe Jaworski and Lee Merritt in second and third place following the March 1, 2022 Party Primary Elections. Jaworski received 19.62% (194,290 votes, 88 in Hopkins County) of overall Democratic ballots cast in the AG’s Election, Merritt 19.39% (192,022 total, 117 in Hopkins County). Challenger Mike Fields also received 12.28% (121,580 votes, 101 Hopkins County), and S. “TBone” Raynor 5.49% (54,315 votes, 30 Hopkins County).
Paxton received 42.66% (801,368 votes, 1,683 in Hopkins County) of the overall votes cast by Republicans for the Attorney General nomination. George P. Bush received 22.82% (428,682 votes, 861 Hopkins County) of overall votes cast in the Republican AG Election, Eva Guzman 17.46 percent (328,026 votes, 518 Hopkins County) and Louie Gohmert 17.06% (428,682 votes, 646 Hopkins County).
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Incumbent Glenn Hegar easily took the Republican nomination for Comptroller of Public Accounts, receiving 81.65% (1,350,175 total and 2,734 votes in Hopkins County) of the overall Republican votes cast in Texas on March 1, 2022 to challenger Mark V. Goloby’s 18.35% (303,376 total votes, 568 in Hopkins County).
Democrats Janet T. Dudding and Angel Luis Vega appear to be headed for a May runoff for the party’s nomination for Comptroller of Public Accounts. Dudding received 46.05% and Vega 34.78% of the overall votes cast across the state, with Tim Mahoney receiving 19.18%. That’s 438,953 overall votes and 194 votes in Hopkins County for Dudding, 331,502 overall votes and 83 Hopkins County votes for Vega. Mahoney received 182,804 overall votes including 164 Hopkins County votes for the Democratic nomination for Comptroller.
Commissioner of the General Land Office
With four Democratic candidates and eight Republican candidates, no one candidate in either party garnered 50% or more of the votes from their party.
Dawn Buckingham lead Republican candidates with 41.79% of overall ballots cast (660,651 total, 1,243 in Hopkins County) for Land Office Commissioner. Tim Westley received 14.82% (234,279 total, 420 Hopkins) of Republican votes for Land Commissioner, Jon Spiers received 12.63% (199,717 votes, 322 in Hopkins County), Don W. Minton 10.61% (167,806 total, 448 Hopkins), Victor Avila 7.55% (119,436 total, 150 Hopkins), Weston Martinez 6.56% (103,747 total, 202 Hopkins) and Rufus Lopez 6.56% (48,253 total, 67).
Sandragrace Martinez received 32.03% (306,921 total, 99 Hopkins) of the Democratic votes for Commissioner of the General Land Office. Jay Klebert received 25.85% (247,675 votes, 194 Hopkins), Jinny Suh 21.9% (209,871 votes, 81 Hopkins), and Michael Lange 20.22% (193,781 votes, 65 Hopkins) for the Democratic nomination for land commissioner.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Democrat Susan Hayes will face Republican Sid Miller in the November election for Commissioner of Agriculture.
Hays secured the Democratic nomination for Commissioner of Agriculture, receiving 82.75% of the overall votes cast, 790,459 overall, including 124 Hopkins County votes. Ed Ireson received 17.25 % of the overall Democratic votes for Ag Commissioner; that’s 164,794 overall votes, including 124 Hopkins County votes.
Miller appears to have secured the Republican nomination for Ag Commissioner with 58.52% of the overall vote, compared to James White’s 31.08% and Carey A. Counsil’s 10.4%. That’s 969,504 total votes for Miller, including 2,036 by Hopkins County Republicans; 514,996 votes for White, 1,055 from Hopkins County; and 172,334 for Counsil,200 from Hopkins County.
Of the five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Railroad Commissioner, incumbent Wayne Christian received 47.13% or 754,115 of the overall votes, including 1,259 cast in Hopkins County. Sarah Stogner was the next closest with 229,285 votes overall (741 in Hopkins County), giving her 15.15% of votes. Finishing third for Railroad Commissioner was Tom Slocum Jr., who garnered 14.22% overall, with 229,285 total votes (527 Hopkins). Marvin “Sarge” Summers received 11.9% with 190,457 votes (454 Hopkins) and Dawayne Tipton 11.49% with 183,820 votes (350 Hopkins).
A runoff appears to be imminent for Christian and Stogner for the Republican nomination for Railroad Commissioner. The winner will face incumbent Luke Warford, a Democrat, in November. Warford received 894,859 votes on March 1, 2022, including 427 in Hopkins County.
Supreme Court Justices
Place 9 is the only Supreme Court Justice seat on primary ballots that had more than one candidate seeking the party nomination.
Incumbent Evan Young was challenged by David Schenck for the Republican party nomination for Place 9 Justice on the the Supreme Court. Young carried the majority with 54.79% (838,722 votes, 1,907 cast in Hopkins County) of overall Republican votes cast in the election to Schenck’s 42.21 percent (1,483,440 votes, 1,907 cast in Hopkins County).
Young will face Democrat Julia Maldonado in the November Election for Place 9 Justice of the Supreme Court. Maldonado received 900,254 total votes, including 423 votes cast in Hopkins County.
As no opposed raised developed in either party for Supreme Court Justices for places 3 and 5, the following match ups will be on November ballots:
- Place 3
- Republican Debra Lehrmann, incumbent – 1,500,101 total votes, including 3,030 cast in Hopkins County
- Democrat Erin A. Nowell – 892,387 total votes, including 424 Hopkins County votes
- Place 5
- Republican Rebeca Huddle, incumbent – 1,483,440 total votes, including 2,975 in Hopkins County
- Democrat Amanda Reichek – 892,098 total votes, including 424 from Hopkins County
Court of Criminal Appeals Judges
Incumbent Mary Lou Keel not only had no Republican challenger for Place 2 Judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals, there was no Democratic candidate for the office. Keel received 2,948 votes in the March 1 Party Primary Election.
Incumbent Scott Walker received 55.82% of votes to Clint Morgan’s 43.3% votes, securing the Republican nomination for Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5 Judge. Walker received 875,779 total votes, including 1,665 from Hopkins County Republicans while Morgan received 668,787 votes, including 1,138 from Hopkins County voters.
In November, Walker will face Dana Huffman, who drew no opponent for the Democratic Party nomination for Place 5 Court of Criminal Appeals Judge on March 1; Huffman received in 889,800 votes, including 429 cast in Hopkins County.
The primary elections for Place 6 Judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals drew one candidate per party, who will face each other in November. They include:
- Place 6
- Democrat Robert Johnson – 884,508 votes overall, 428 from Hopkins County.
- Republican Jesse F. McClure, III – 1,458,110 total votes, 2,893 in Hopkins County.
6th Court Of Appeals District Chief Justice
Scott E. Stevens was unopposed on the Republican Party ballot for 6th Court of Appeals District Chief Justice. Stevens received 2,935 votes in Hopkins County and 69,552 total votes across the district.
State Board of Education District 12
Roberto Velasco received 257 votes in Hopkins County to Alex Cornwallis’ 185 votes for the Democratic nomination for State Board of Education, District 12. Across the district, Velasco received 27,053 votes giving him 48.59% to Cornwallis’ 28,624, giving him 51.41% overall.
Pam Little had no Republican opponent for the State Board of Education District 12 seat. She received 2,899 votes in Hopkins County, and 120,905 across the district.
District 12 includes Bowie, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar and Red River counties.
Republicans statewide were asked to also cast ballots on 10 propositions:
- Proposition 1 – In light of the federal government’s refusal to defend the southern border, Texas should immediately deploy the National Guard, Texas Military Forces, and necessary State Law Enforcement to seal the border, enforce immigration laws, and deport illegal aliens.
- Yes – 1.741,272 total votes (92.21%)
- No – 147,015 total votes (7.79%)
- Proposition 2 – Texas should eliminate all property taxes within ten (10) years without implementing a state income tax.
- Yes – 1,393,522 Total votes (75.67%)
- No – 447,980 Total votes (24.33%)
- Proposition 3 – Texans should not lose their jobs, nor should students be penalized, for declining a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Yes – 1,676,536 (88.58%)
- No – 216,254 (11.43%)
- Proposition 4 – Texas schools should teach students basic knowledge and American exceptionalism and reject critical race theory and other curricula that promote Marxist doctrine and encourage division based on creed, race, or economic status.
- Yes – 1,710,903 Total votes (91.1%)
- No – 167,242 Total votes (8.9%)
- Proposition 5 – Texas should enact a state constitutional amendment to defend the sanctity of innocent human life, created in the image of god, from fertilization until natural death.
- Yes – 1546,858 Total votes (83.3%)
- No – 310,088 Total votes (16.7%)
- Proposition 6 – The republican-controlled Texas Legislature should end the practice of awarding committee chairmanships to Democrats.
- Yes – 1,487,737 Total votes (81.29%)
- No – 342,449 Total votes (18.71%)
- Proposition 7 – Texas should protect the integrity of our elections by verifying that registered voters are American citizens, restoring felony penalties and enacting civil penalties for vote fraud, and fighting any federal takeover of state elections.
- Yes – 1,811,210 Total votes (95.71%)
- No – 81,205 Total votes (4.29%)
- Proposition 8 Texas should ban chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital mutilation surgery on all minor children for sex transition purposes.
- Yes – 1,738,040 Total votes (92.56%)
- No – 139,718 Total votes (7.44%)
- Proposition 9 Texas parents and guardians should have the right to select schools, whether public or private, for their children, and the funding should follow the student.
- Yes – 1,614,623 Total votes (87.53%)
- No – 139,718 Total votes (7.44%)
- Proposition 10 Texans affirm that our freedoms come from god and that the government should have no control over the conscience of individuals.
- Yes – 1,725,148 Total votes (92.47%)
- No – 138,529 Total votes (7.43%)