1. Y 4,457   N 1,774


2. Y 5,971   N 580


3. Y 5,393   N 1,014


4.Y  5,777   N 718


5. Y 5,062   N 1,459



6. Y 6,063   N 520


7. Y 4,058   N 2,369

8. Y 6,209   N 387

9. Y 5,636    N 869

​10. Y 6,075   N 397


11. Y 5,822   N 738


Nov. 8th, 2016 Contested Local Positions & Candidates (Winners)

Huntsville City Council
  At Large Position 1 Paul Davidhizer (unopposed) 5,817

 At Large Position 2 Tyler McCaffety votes 4,513- 67.02% Matt Hannes 2,221 32.98%

  At Large Position 3 Clyde Loll 4,375 votes- 68.30% Mader Hedspeth 2,031 31.70%

  At Large Position 4 Keith Olson 4,062 votes- 60.09% Scott Hornung 2,698 39.91%

  Votes For Against
Prop 1 $31,000,000 Public Safety Facilities 4,886 votes 61.22%            3,095 - 38.78%    

Prop 2 $24,000,000 City Service Center Facilities 4,610 votes 57.68%   3,383 - 42.32%

Prop 3 $73,000,000 Water Works and Sewer System Facilities 5,559 votes 68.94%           
                                                                                 Against   2,505 - 31.06%

Walker County Hospital District Manager
Three manager positions are up for election. There are 7 candidates. 
The 3 candidates with the most votes will be seated in the three manager positions
 on the Hospital Board. 

Curtis E. Montgomery 5,475 votes - 19.44%, Anne Karr 5,134 votes - 18.32%
Jerry Larrison 4,534 votes - 16.10%

​Susan Mott 14.97% Ron Lane 8.76% Donna Pinon 11.49% Chad J. Byrd 11.01%  


Walker County County Commissioner Pct. 3
  Bill Daugette 2,685 votes 64.31%            Richard Harrison 1,490 votes 35.69%



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Representative   Ernest Bailes   Nov. 2016
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2016 Presidential Election 

Walker County Winner:         President Donald Trump 
Trump Straight Party         6,255      63.82%
              Trump Vote       12,878      64.58%
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Walker County Hospital District    5 Elected Board Positions

The Walker County Hospital District (“District”) of Walker County, Texas is a political subdivision of the State of Texas.

The District was authorized by an Enabling Act by the Texas Legislature under Senate Bill No. 1020 of the 62nd Legislature on June 9, 1971. On November 4, 1975 an election was held where a majority of the voters of the county approved the creation of the District. The District boundaries are the same as Walker County. The enabling act provided for a five member Board of Managers to conduct the business of the District. The term of office for this board is 2 years. A election is held each year to fill those terms expiring. It also authorizes the Board of Managers to provide for the establishment of a hospital or hospital system within its boundaries, “to furnish Hospital care to persons residing in the District by the purchase, construction, acquisition, repair or renovation of buildings and improvements and the equipping of same and the administration thereof for hospital purposes. Such District shall assume the full responsibility for providing hospital care for its needy inhabitants.

The Act gave the District the authority to levy an annual tax at a rate not in excess of seventy-five cents ($0.75) per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value of all taxable property within the District to meet the costs of operating the district. The Board of Managers of the District are committed to working with all the medical community to improve and expand health care right here in our community hospital and clinic. The Act gave the District the authority to levy an annual tax at a rate not in excess of seventy-five cents ($0.75) per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value of all taxable property within the District to meet the costs of operating the district. The Board of Managers of the District are committed to working with all the medical community to improve and expand health care right here in our community hospital and clinic. 

What is the relationship between the Walker County Hospital District and the Walker County Hospital Corporation?

  The Walker County Hospital District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and its boundaries are Walker County. The "District" has been in operation for 39 years and has the authority to collect taxes to be sure that medical care is available to the citizens of Walker County.  Walker County Hospital Corporation dba as Huntsville Memorial Hospital ,"HMH," is a not for profit corporation that has operated the hospital for 88 years with experienced, appointed board members including educators, doctors, lawyers, bankers and other business leaders of the community.  The relationship between the District and the Corporation is a Tenant/Landlord relationship governed by a Lease Agreement and Operating Agreement. These agreements require the corporation to operate the hospital in a manner which will meet all regulatory and accreditation requirements.

How does this relationship benefit Walker County residents?

  Walker County residents have benefited because we were able to build the present hospital and make expansions and improvements without issuing tax bonds. The debt to build and operate this hospital is paid from patient revenues and we have been fortunate to be able to lower our tax rates over the years when medical costs and insurance rates are skyrocketing.  Our residents benefit from having a local hospital with a proven record and that is committed to improving health care by identifying and implementing services which allow us to receive quality care at home in a cost effective manner. The present relationship relieves the District from having huge overhead costs and the tax to fund such overhead.
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2016 Election Results   City, County and State
Huntsville City Election Results (See bottom for full results)

Mayor Andy Brauninger Elected 2014 Mayor 2015 1,780 votes

Ward 1 Joe Emmett Elected 2011

Ward 2 Tish Humphrey Elected 2011

Ward 3 Ronnie Allen Elected 2011

Ward 4 Jose Rodriquez Elected 2013

At Large Position 1 Paul Davidhizer     Elected 2016

At Large Position 2 Tyler McCaffety     Elected 2016      4,513   67.02%

At Large Position 3 Clyde Loll              Elected 2016      4,375   68.30%  

At Large Position 4 Keith Olson       Re-Elected 2016     4,062    60.09%


Propositions: Date For Against
Proposition B Defeated 2015  

​Proposition 1 Passed 2016           4,886 votes  61.22%          3,095 38.78%
Public Safety Facilities
Proposition 2 Passed 2016            4,610 votes 57.68%          3,383 42.32%
City Service Center Facilities
Proposition 3 Passed 2016             5,559 votes 68.94%           2,505 31.06%
Water Works and Sewer System Facilities
Walker County Election Results 2016
Walker County Hospital 5 Positions for Board of Managers 

Manager Elected Votes
Bob Hardy 2015  
Judy Emmett 2015

Curtis E. Montgomery 2016             5,475 Votes 19.44%
Anne Karr 2016                               5,134 Votes 18.32%
Jerry Larrison 2016                          4,534 Votes 16.10%

WALKER COUNTY 
Current Election: November 8, 2016 Presidential, State, Local

For All Precincts: 
          Number Registered: 32,474
                                         Number Ballots Cast: 20,038  
Walker County Texas
Incumbents and Elected Officials          2016 Number of Votes    

Walker County Judge: Danny Pierce
County Court and Clerk 
  County Judge: Tracy Sorenson 
District Court and Clerk 
  12th District Court Don Kraemer                        2016 15,288 votes 
  278th District Court Hal Ridley
District Clerk Robyn Flowers
County Tax Assessor/Collector: Diana McRae      2016 15,691 votes
and Elections
County Clerk Kari French 
County Treasurer Amy Klawinsky
​County Auditor
Criminal District Attorney: David Weeks
Sheriff Clint McRae                                             2016 15,957 votes

County Commissioners

Precinct 1
Commissioner: Danny Kuykendall                        2016 3,809 votes
Justice of the Peace: Janie Farris
Constable: John Hooks

Precinct 2
Commissioner: Ronnie White 
Justice of Peace: Mike Countz
  Constable: Shane Loosier                                  2016 4,536 votes  

Precinct 3
Commissioner: Bill Daugette                                2016 2,685 votes
Justice of the Peace: Mark Holt
Constable: Steve Hill                                           2016 3,225 votes

Precinct 4
Commissioner: Jimmy Henry 
Justice of the Peace: Stephen Cole
Constable: Gene Bartee                                        2016 3,791 votes  


Republican Party Chairperson           Democratic Party Chairperson
Contact telephone numbers:
​Linda G. McKenzie 661-5754           Terry Presley 293-8110

November 8th, 2016 Statewide Voting Numbers and Percentages

Texas Representative District 18  
Liberty, San Jacinto and Walker Counties  

Ernest Bailes        40,911 votes         88.01%

State Wide Races  

Republican Candidates  
Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian    4,619,630 53.11%  

Justice, Supreme Court Place 3 Debra Lehrman  4,777,682 54.87%  

Justice, Supreme Court Place 5 Paul Green         4,728,111 54.33%  

Justice, Supreme Court Place 9 Eva Guzman       4,850,701 55.81%  

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2 Mary Lou Keel   4,760,412 54.91%  

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5 Scott Walker      4,752,035 54.78%  

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 Michael Keasler 4,754,609 55.01%  

Kevin Brady
U.S. Representative, District 8,  
Grimes, Harris, Houston, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker Counties

Kevin Brady Unopposed 15,164 votes 
Walker County Precinct Map to see area of precincts
 http://www.co.walker.tx.us/egov/documents/1377003789_401641.pdf





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Empower Texans has identified 15 key legislative priorities for the 85th Legislative Session. Legislation in line with these priorities will be considered in the
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Budget and Tax Reform, Corporate Welfare & Cronyism, Election Integrity 

First Amendment Protections, Higher Education Reform, K-12 Education Reform

Local Government Reform, Pro-Citizen Ethics Reform, Promoting Free Markets

Property Rights, Property Tax Reform, State Government Reform, State Sovereignty

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  2011: C+  

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Elections in Walker County   March 6, 2018

Walker County Registered Voters 31,898 
                                Total Ballots 8,120
 %Voting                     # Voting
Democrat 15.21%           1,235

Republican 84.79%         6,885

3/6/18 State Representative District 18

Liberty

San Jacinto

Walker

Total

​E. Bailes
# 4,015

# 3,160

# 3,390  

Votes 10,565
E. Cook
# 3,821

# 1,136

# 2,651

Votes 7,608
Difference
194 votes

2,024 votes

739 votes
Primary Election Ballots Are by Political Party  March 6, 2018

2018 General Election(s) will be November 6, 2018
3/6/18 Walker County Primary Voting County Offices *Winner

Criminal District Attorney Walker County
29.01% R Stephen Stroud
70.99% R* Will Durham

County Judge
D Brian Elvin
  R* Danny Peirce

Judge, County Court-at-Law 
  R* Tracy Sorensen

District Clerk
  R* Robyn McMillan Flowers 

County Clerk 
  R* Kari French Huntsville

County Treasurer
  R* Amy Buckner Klawinsky 

County Commissioner Pct.2
  R* Ronnie White 

County Commissioner Pct.4 
 30.13% R Frank Novark
 56.91% R* Jimmy D. Henry
 12.96% R Roy Barkley  

Justice of the Peace Pct.1 
  40.68% R Lonny Johnson 
 59.32% R* Steve Fisher 

Justice of the Peace Pct.2 
16.42% R Joseph Cochran
 83.58% R* Mike Countz 

Justice of the Peace Pct.3 
  R* Mark Holt 

Justice of the Peace Pct.4
  R* Stephen Cole 

​Party Chairman
  D* Terry Presley
  R Linda McKenzie
​Votes

1,905
4,662


​1,033
5,627


5,392


5,433


5,270


5,279


1,807


451
852
194


705
1,028


358
1,822


888


1,234



5,190
Walker County Hospital District    March 6, 2018
Votes

5,720


117
259
554

5,952



673
4,870


996
5,463


564
5,259


635
3,963
1,532


1,044
1,691
2,931


549
534
3,855


1,020
4,992


1,007
5,017


​1,018
4,962


1,031
3.019
2,297


1,014
4,878



788
1,615
2,769


705
241
231
5,720


5,706


683
4,343


995
3,390
2,651


4,926


5,343


3/6/18 Walker County Voting Results
for Statewide Offices, US Rep 8,  
State Senator 5, State Rep 18
(% below is percent by party vote in
Walker County only)

U.S. Senator
R. Ted Cruz

Governor
10.05% D Grady Yarborough
22.25% D Lupe Valdez
47.59% D Andrew White

89.91% R Greg Abbott


Lieutenant Governor
60.63% D Mike Cooper
74.62% R Dan Patrick

Attorney General
100% D Justin Nelson
100% R Ken Paxton

Comptroller of Public Accounts
51% D Tim Mahoney
100% R Glenn Hegar

Commissioner of General Land Office
57.10% D Miguel Suazo
63.67% R George P. Bush
25.61% R Jerry Patterson

Commissioner of Agriculture
100% D Kim Olson
30.34% R Jim Hogan
52.58% R Sid Miller

Railroad Commissioner
50.69% D Roman McAllen
49.31% D Chris Spellmon
69.15% R Christi Craddick

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2
100% D Steven Kirkland
100% R Jimmy Blacklock

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4
100% D R.K. Sandill
100% R John Devine

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6
100% D Kathy Cheng
100% R Jeff Brown

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
100% D Maria (Terri) Jackson
56.79% R David Bridges
43.21% R Sharon Keller

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7
100% D Ramona Franklin
100% R Barbara Parker Hervey


Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8
15.24% R Dib Waltrip
31.23% R Jay Branson
53.54% R Michelle Slaughter

US Senator
59.90% D Beto O'Rourke
20.48% D Edward Kimbrough
19.63% D Sema Hernandez
87.50% R Ted Cruz

US Representative, District 8
100% R Kevin Brady

State Senator District 5
62.15% D Meg Walsh
77.93% R Charles Schwertner

State Representative District 18
100% D Fred Lemond
59.72% R Ernest Bailes
40.28% R Emily Cook

Chief Justice, 10th Court of Appeals
100% R Tom Gray

District Judge, 278th Judicial District
100% R Hal Ridley



2018 Republican Primary Ballot Propositions Non-binding policy propositions on the statewide GOP ballot

1 Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent. 

2 No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval. 

3 Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence. 

4 Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect jobs for legal workers. 

5 Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or home school options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion. 

6 Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings. 

7 I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas. 

8 Voter fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections. 

9 Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare. 

10 To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval.

11 Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams. 

Walker County
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