Liberty County voters pick Pct. 4 commissioner

Leon Wilson, the incumbent for Pct. 4 commissioner of Liberty County, has defeated challenger Craig McNair (right).

Liberty County voters returned to the polls on Tuesday, May 24, to pick a Pct. 4 commissioner and to vote in the state run-off elections for land commissioner, railroad commissioner and attorney general.

When polls closed at 7 p.m., 3,900 voters in Liberty County had cast their ballots in the May 24 election with the largest turnout happening at the Dayton Community Center where 425 people voted on Election Day. Other boxes in Liberty County saw these numbers today:

  • Trinity Baptist Church, Dayton – 50
  • Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, Dayton – 244
  • Hi-way Tabernacle Church, Tarkington – 165
  • Hardin City Hall – 140
  • Devers School – 32
  • Cleveland Civic Center – 309
  • Santa Fe Administration Building, Plum Grove area – 10
  • Jack Hartel Building, Liberty – 265

The final results for the election are as follows:

Pct. 4 commissioner

  • Leon A. Wilson – 18 in absentee, 716 in early voting and 324 on election day – 1,058 votes
  • Craig McNair – 20 in absentee, 573 in early voting and 260 on election day – 853 votes

“I am elated that the public has spoken. We are going back to business for the people of Liberty County and Pct. 4. It feels like a ton of bricks shoved off my shoulders,” Wilson said.

When contacted by Bluebonnet News for comment, McNair conceded the race and wished Wilson the best in his future endeavors.

“I appreciate all the help and support. We were trying to make Pct. 4 the best for all the residents. We fought a good fight,” McNair said.

The statewide races shows these results:

Attorney General

  • Ken Paxton – 133 in absentee, 1,523 in early and 1,176 election day – 2,832 votes
  • George P. Bush – 57 in absentee, 562 in early and 367 on election day – 986 votes

Commissioner of the General Land Office – REPUBLICAN PARTY

  • Dawn Buckingham – 103 in absentee, 1,253 in early and 983 on election day – 2,339 votes
  • Tim Westley – 76 in absentee, 694 in early and 493 on election day – 1,263 votes

Railroad Commissioner – REPUBLICAN PARTY

  • Sarah Stogner – 71 in absentee, 878 in early voting and 726 on election day – 1,675 votes
  • Wayne Christian – 111 in absentee, 1,115 in early voting and 779 on election day – 2,005 votes

Lieutenant Governor – DEMOCRATIC PARTY

  • Michelle Beckley – 50 in absentee, 62 in early voting and 60 on election day – 172 votes
  • Mike Collier – 44 in absentee, 53 in early voting and 41 on election day – 138 votes

Attorney General – DEMOCRATIC PARTY

  • Joe Jaworski – 55 in absentee, 53 in early voting and 57 on election day – 165 votes
  • Rochelle Mercedes Garza – 38 in absentee, 62 in early voting and 46 on election day – 146 votes

Comptroller of Public Accounts – DEMOCRATIC PARTY

  • Janet T. Dudding – 72 in absentee, 80 in early voting and 71 on election day – 223 votes
  • Angel Luis Vega – 21 in absentee, 31 in early voting and 29 on election day – 81 votes

Commissioner of the General Land Office – DEMOCRATIC PARTY

  • Sandragrace Martinez – 43 in absentee, 54 in early voting and 57 on election day – 154 votes
  • Jay Kleberg – 51 in absentee, 55 in early voting and 43 on election day – 149 votes

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