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2020 Super Tuesday election results

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Jaden EdisonStudents wait in line to vote on Super Tuesday, Tuesday, March 4, 2020, on the third floor of the LBJ Student Center at Texas State.

Fourteen states voted on Super Tuesday, including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts and Vermont, which determine a majority amount of the delegates assigned to each candidate. 1,617 delegates are up for grabs during Super Tuesday with the tradition leading to the party’s nominations for the general election in November.
Texas will be sending 228 pledged delegates to the national convention who will be joined by 34 unpledged Pledged Elected Party Officials delegates.
Hays County has reported 100% of the results at 12:33 a.m., with the LBJ center being the last polling location to turn in their machines.
Results are unofficial and are showing 49 of 49 polling locations in Hays County reporting, including absentee, early voting and election day voting.
(Incumbent indicated by asterisk*)

Texas Senate

The Texas Senate consists of 31 members, elected to four-year terms. The state Senate assists in drafting and passing state laws and policies.
REPUBLICANS
Frank Pomeroy (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
*Judith Zaffirini (Uncontested)
 

Texas House

The Texas House consists of 150 members, elected to two-year terms. The House assists in drafting and passing state laws and policies. House District 45 represents all of Blanco and Hays counties.
REPUBLICANS
Carrie Isaac 46.89%
– Kent “Bud” Wymore 42.23%
– Austin Talley 10.88%
DEMOCRATS
*Erin Zwiener 68.90%
– Liliana Posada 31.10%
 

Hays County Sheriff

The county sheriff is Hays’s chief law enforcement agent who enforces criminal laws of the state. The sheriff is responsible for the county jail, bail bonds and civil process.
REPUBLICANS
*Gary Cutler 77.16%
– Dave Graham 22.84%
DEMOCRATS
Alex Villalobos 74.32%
– Dickey Haverda 25.68%
 

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education oversees Texas education policy, funding and curriculum. The board consists of 15 members who serve four-year terms.
REPUBLICAN
Robert Morrow 45.63%
– Lani Popp 33.96%
– Inga Cotton 20.41%
DEMOCRATS
Rebecca Bell-Metereau 63.70%
– Letti Bresnahan 36.30%
 

Hays County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Commissioners conduct city business arrangements and pass infrastructure ordinances. The only contested commissioner election is the Precinct 3 election. Precinct 3 encompasses parts of Kyle and the cities of Buda and Niederwald.
REPUBLICAN
*Lon A. Shell (Uncontested)
DEMOCRAT
Lisa Prewitt (Uncontested)
 

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest level criminal court in the state. Each of the nine judges serve a six-year term.

Place 3

REPUBLICANS
*Bert Richardson 58.84%
– Gina Parker 41.16%
DEMOCRATS
Elizabeth Davis Frizell 76.31%
– Dan Wood 15.16%
– William Pieratt Demond 8.53%
 

Place 4

REPUBLICAN
*Kevin Patrick Yeary (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
Tina Clinto 74.23%
– Steven Miears 25.77%
 

Place 9

REPUBLICAN
*David Newell (Uncontested)
DEMOCRAT
Brandon Birmingham (Uncontested)
 

Chief Justices

The Chief Justice oversees the Texas Supreme Court. The chief justice delivers “state of the judiciary” addresses.
REPUBLICAN
*Nathan Hecht (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
Amy Clark Meachum 85.55%
– Jerry Zimmerer 14.45%
 

Justice, Place 6

REPUBLICAN
*Jane Bland (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
Kathy Cheng 82.09%
– Larry Praeger 17.91%
 

Justice, Place 7

REPUBLICAN
*Jeff Boyd (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
Staci Williams 56.41%
– Brandy Voss 43.59%
 

Justice, Place 8

REPUBLICAN
*Brett Busby (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
Gisela D. Triana 76.10%
– Peter Kelly 23.90%
 

Hays County Court-at-Law No. 3

The County Court-at-Law handles civil cases. The No. 3 court is the only court of law up for election this year.
REPUBLICAN
*Tacie Zelhart (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
Millie Thompson 77.87%
– Tony Fusco 22.13%

Hays County Constables

A constable is a law enforcement officer that enforces civil, criminal and motor vehicle laws.

Precinct 1

REPUBLICAN
Eliseo Galarza (Uncontested)
DEMOCRATS
*David L. Peterson 52.17%
– Cody Cheatham 47.83%
 

Precinct 2

REPUBLICAN
Steve Avalos (Uncontested)
DEMOCRAT
*Michael Torres (Uncontested)
 

Precinct 3

REPUBLICANS
*Ray Helm 83.65%
– Jessica R. Deatherage 16.35%
DEMOCRAT
None
 

Precinct 4

REPUBLICAN
*Ron E. Hood (Uncontested)
DEMOCRAT
None
 

Precinct 5

REPUBLICAN
*John Ellen (Uncontested)
DEMOCRAT
None
News Editor Chase Rogers, Assistant News Editor Daniel Weeks, senior news reporters Sierra Martin and Sandra Sadek and News Reporter Audrey Garcia contributed to this election coverage.

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  • Jaden EdisonStudents wait in line to vote on Super Tuesday, Tuesday, March 4, 2020, on the third floor of the LBJ Student Center at Texas State.

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