In a tight statewide race for the railroad commissioner nomination, Gary Gates ended Tuesday night with a sizable lead in Grayson County. Gates received 841 votes, 60.99 percent, against competitor Wayne Christian’s 538 votes.
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In the race for District 9 of the State Board of Education, Fannin County followed the state trend, but only by six votes. Fannin County voters came out marginally for Keven Ellis, who received 146 votes, in his contest against Mary Lou Bruner, who received 140 votes.
After Friday afternoon, Whitewright City Hall is going to be a much lonelier place for a little while.
Tuesday marks the day the 2016 primaries finally end in Texas as candidates involved in runoff elections will find out who voters want to send to office.
Early voting for the joint runoff elections from the spring primaries begins Monday and continues through Friday. Grayson County Elections Administrator Deanna Patterson said the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of early voting.
Voters will go to the polls Saturday to pick local representatives on their city councils and school boards. In Bonham, school district voters will decide on a $30 million bond . Voting in Bonham will be at the Fannin County Courthouse.
GUNTER — Election season finds the city of Gunter with four familiar faces running for the two open seats on its city council. With current Place 5 Councilor Brent Hubert stepping down from his seat, Jeannie Anderson and Jay Brummett are each running for the newly opened seat. Mark Millar is running against Place 3 longtime incumbent Charles Skeen for that position on the council.
TIOGA — The Tioga Independent School District’s election ballot will include voting for two positions on the board of trustees. Tioga ISD has three candidates running for two at-large positions: Rickey Kemp, Rick Staples and Randolph Barta.
HOWE — The Howe Independent School District’s election ballot will include voting for two positions on the board of trustees. Howe ISD has three candidates running for two at-large positions: Greg Akins, Amber Dimayuga and Jeff Denham.
TOM BEAN — The Tom Bean Independent School District’s election ballot will include voting for a two-year unexpired term on the board of trustees. Chris Cook and Beth Hale are the two candidates running for the open seat.