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**Incumbents have been bolded in all races. Primary winners have been italicized.

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 Rep. House 45

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 Zweiner 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.

Republicans:

  • 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.

Republicans:

  • Lon A. Shell (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • 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

Republicans:

  • Kevin Patrick Yeary (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • Tina Clinto 74.23%
  • Steven Miears 25.77%

Place 9

Republicans:

  • David Newell (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • Brandon Birmingham (uncontested)

Chief Justices

The Chief Justice oversees the Texas Supreme Court. The chief justice delivers “state of
the judiciary” addresses.

Republicans:

  • Nathan Hecht (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • Amy Clark Meachum 85.5%
  • Jerry Zimmerer 14.45%

Justice, Place 6

Republicans:

  • Jane Bland (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • Kathy Cheng 82.09%
  • Larry Praeger 17.91%

Justice, Place 7

Republicans:

  • Jeff Boyd (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • Staci Williams 56.41%
  • Brandy Voss 43.59%

Justice, Place 8

Republicans:

  • 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.

Republicans:

  • 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

Republicans:

  • Eliseo Garza (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • David L. Peterson 52.17%
  • Cody Cheatham 47.83%

Precinct 2

Republicans:

  • Steve Avalos (uncontested)

Democrats:

  • Michael Torres (uncontested)

Precinct 3

Republicans:

  • Ray Helm 83.65%
  • Jessica R. Deatherage 16.35%

Democrats:

None

Precinct 4

Republicans:

  • Ron E. Hood (uncontested)

Democrats:

None

Precinct 5

Republicans:

  • John Ellen (uncontested)

Democrats:

None


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