All three incumbents running for re-election in the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District election won their respective races, according to preliminary unofficial results announced Wednesday by election officials.
After a long night of ballot counting, the Val Verde County election administrator Generosa “Janie” Gracia-Ramon, announced results of early and election day voting Wednesday morning.
Gracia-Ramon released lead vote getters in San Felipe Del Rio Independent School District, City of Del Rio, Val Verde Regional Medical Center, Comstock Independent School District, and Val Verde County elections.
This year, the Comstock Independent School District has an election for four board of trustees positions. The leading candidates are Bill Zuberbueler (168 votes), Jimmy Crane (160 votes), Vicky Roberts (156 votes) and Miguel S. Zuniga (109 votes). The four leaders with the most votes will secure a seat on the board.
The San Felipe Del Rio school district has an election for three different board of trustees positions, which are trustee places two, six and seven. All three incumbents running for re-election won their respective races according to preliminary unofficial results.
The two leading candidates for Trustee Place II are incumbent Joshua D. Overfelt with 5,991 votes followed by Glafiro “Firo” Santellanes, Jr. with 2,897 votes.
Board of trustees member Diana E. Gonzalez leads the Trustee Place VI race with 4,092 votes. Behind her is Felix Escobedo Jr. with 3,163 votes.
For Trustee Place VII, Board member Amy Haynes has 6,762 votes – a big lead over competition Jesus Emilio Galindo and Juan Leon. Galindo has 4,165 votes and Leon has 1,222 votes.
Reno Luna, San Felipe Del Rio school district public information officer, told the News-Herald there are no run-offs in school elections. The person with the most votes wins, he said.
Gracia-Ramon announced all results at 2.a.m on the steps of the Val Verde County courthouse Wednesday morning. Results are not final because the election committee is still waiting for more mail-in ballots. They also want time to clarify any questionable ballots.
Gracia-Ramon told the News-Herald that final results should be ready within a week.
Results will be official once they are canvassed by school district elected officials.