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Local Voters Cast Primary Ballots
Perry to face White for Guv in NovemberIt appears to be the hotly contested race for governor in the Republican Primary that interested Schleicher County voters on Tuesday. Of the 383 voters who turned out to vote 318 cast their ballots in the GOP primary.
And, while Governor Rick Perry avoided a runoff and sailed to easy statewide victory over Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina, it was a much closer race here in Schleicher County where GOP voters narrowly favored the incumbent governor.
Perry will face former Houston mayor Bill White in the fall. White easily outdistanced a field of challengers for the Democratic party nomination for governor. White faced a well financed and highly organized challenge from Houston businessman Farouk Shami.
Closer to home, incumbent U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway cruised to an easy win over two challengers in the Republican Primary. He has no Democratic challenger.
Locally, there were no contested races. County Judge Charlie Bradley, Clerk Peggy Williams, Treasurer Karen Henderson and Justice of the Peace Jimmy Doyle ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary while Commissioner Pct. #2 Lynn Meador and Pct. #4 Matt Brown ran unopposed in the Republican Primary.
Historical Society needs members
The Schleicher County Historical Society is seeking a few good citizens from Eldorado who are interested in promoting and preserving the history of Eldorado and our wonderful historical treasure-The Schleicher County Museum.
In addition, the Schleicher County Quilting Club, which meets every Tuesday at the Museum from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., invites anyone wishing to learn to hand quilt to come join us. It is a great group of ladies and lots of fun.