County voters favor Anderson for Sheriff in tight race
Freestone county voters favored Republican Don Anderson over Democrat Ken Sessions in the race for Sheriff by a 3,880 ? 3,601 vote total in the November 6th general election.
County voters also approved both local option propositions on the ballot concerning the sale of alcohol in Freestone County. Local Option 1 concerning ?the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurant by food and beverage certificate holders ONLY? was approved by a 4,285 ? 2,492 margin. Local Option 2 concerning ?the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption ONLY? was approved by a 4,358 ? 2,913 margin.
Also winning contested races at the county level were:
Constable ? Precinct 2: Lynn Clary over Monte Doty by a 951 ? 690 vote count.
County Commissioner, Pct. 3: Bodie Emmons over Michael Daniels by a 1,097 ? 823 vote count.
Constable ? Precinct 3: Diana Willis over Pam Brackens by a 1,070 ? 858 vote count.
Constable ? Precinct 4: Roger Brooke over Kelly Craig by a 1,062 ? 804 vote count.
Running uncontested on the ballot at the county level and receiving free rides into office were County Attorney Chris Martin with 5,679 votes; County Tax Assessor/Collector Lisa Foree with 5,830 votes; County Commissioner, Pct. 1 Luke Ward, sr. with 1,669 votes; and Constable, Pct. 1 Buck Bonner with 1,291 votes.
On the federal level, County voters favored Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan for President with 5,564 votes, compared to the 1,848 votes cast for President Barack Obama/Joe Biden; 53 votes cast for Gary Johnson/Jim Gray; and 17 votes cast for Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala.
For U.S. Senator, results showed Ted Cruz with 5,235 votes, followed by Paul Sadler with 1,927 votes, John jay Myers with 110 votes and David B. Collins with 48 votes
On the state level, it was Charles Schwertner over Jeffery Fox by a 5,213 ? 785 vote total for State Senator, District 5. Byron Cook over Charles E. Morgan by a 5,268 ? 1,960- vote count for State Representative, District 8. Tom Maymard over Judy Jennings by a 4,950 ? 2,101 vote count for Member, State Board of Education, District 10, and for District Judge, 77th Judicial District, Patrick ?Pat? Simmons was unopposed and received 5,616 votes from Freestone county voters.
All vote totals are unofficial.