POSTED: Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:49am
Undated - The election results for May 9, 2009 are in.
These are unofficial results.
In the city of Winona, a very close vote ends with a tie in one race.
There was a tie with 94 votes a piece in proposition 1 which would allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only. According to the Smith County Elections Office, the election code says to pass a proposition must have the majority. Therefore, the measure has failed. The office says they will wait for an official result from the Secretary of State's office on Monday.
The voters did vote to pass proposition 2 with 97 votes in favor of the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants with 97 votes in favor and 90 against.
In Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, the voters voted against proposition 1 which would allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.
However, the voters there did pass proposition 2 which would allow for restaurants with certification to sale mixed drinks. 1,400 voters were in favor, while 1,358 people voted no.
In Longview, Daryl Williams filled a seat on the city council with 78 percent of the vote over Eric Brandt.
In Rusk, Britt Patteron and Rodney Hugghins will fill seats on the Rusk ISD school board. Tracy Session also ran in the race.
According to the Smith County website, the races for Tyler City Council have been decided with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
Sam Mezayek will join the Council from District 1 with 81 percent of the votes over Nate Lambert.
Nathaniel Moran will be joining Mr. Mezayek with 90 percent of the vote over Keith Pyron.
In Bullard, with 100 percent of the vote counted Teresa Adams-Wilks will be the new mayor after winning 56 percent of the vote over Rodger Johnson.
Jay Abercrombie and Pam Frederick will be joining the Bullard city council. David Stewart and Shirley Coe also ran in the race.
With 55 percent of the vote, Karen Padrucco will be joining the Bullard ISD board in Place 4. She beat Andy Lauby and Diana Folmar.
Gary Roberts will be joining Mrs. Padrucco after winning 52 percent of the vote over Kevin Robertson.
In Whitehouse with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Mike Jeter has won a seat from place 1 with 66 percent of the vote over Dr. Rob Phelps.
Tony Hill will be joining him in Place 3. He ran unopposed.
Joining them in Place 5 will be Paul Licht. Mr. Licht won 53 percent of the vote over Jan bellefeuille.
In the race for a seat on the Whitehouse ISD board place 1 will go to Jason Wade with 81 percent of the vote. He ran against Willie C. Brown.
Joining him in Place 5 will be Wade Weathers after winning 48 percent of the vote over Esther Yeager and Chet Thomas.
Longview voters also went to the polls to fill a seat on the City Council. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Daryl Williams beat Eric Brandt with 73 votes and 78 percent of the vote to win the seat.
In Nacogdoches, unofficial results there have been announced for city commissioners and the mayoral race.
The winner for Commissioner Northeast Ward will be Shelley Brophywith 659 votes. Leterrious Starks came in with 51 votes and David Crawford came in with 143 votes.
The winner of the Commissioner Northwest Ward will be Don Partin with 250 votes beating Gary T. Willis with 122 votes.
The Commissioner at Large (Mayor) race was won by Roger Van Horn with 1,069 votes beating Richard D. Johnson with 649 votes.