Calhoun County Judge Pfeifer wins Democratic nomination

  • Calhoun County REPUBLICAN RACES 100% of precincts reporting 4 denotes winner, t Runoff County Judge Sara A. Palacios 689 County Commissioner, Pct. 2 Carl R. Smith 122 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Cary Kneupper 250 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5 Nancy Pomykal 134 County Chairman Russell Cain816. Calhoun County DEMOCRATIC RACES xx% of precincts reporting 4 denotes winner, t Runoff Criminal District Attorney Dan W. Heard 1,892 County Judge Thomas (Tad) Dio 559 Mike Pfeifer 1,457 Alex Davila 442 Judge, Co. Court-at-Law, No. 1 Alex R. Hernandez 1,792 District Clerk Pamela Martin Hartgrove 1,892 County Clerk Anita Fricke 1,964 County Treasurer Rhonda Sikes Kokena 1,823 County Commissioner, Pct. 2 Vern Lyssy 656 Michael Balajka 502 County Commissioner, Pct. 4 Kenneth W. Finster 356 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Hope D. Kurtz 289 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 James W. Duckett 865 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Gary W. Noska 425 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 James Dworaczyk 295 County Chairman Evelyn S. Burleson 1,767
    -2010-03-02 23:27:00

PORT LAVACA - Mike Pfeifer, the incumbent Calhoun County Judge, will face Republican nominee Sara Palacios in November

Pfeifer won the Democratic nomination with a 1,457 to 559 margin over nearest competitor Thomas "Tad" Dio, a Port Lavaca businessman. Also running was Alex Davila, who received 442 votes.

"I'm really happy and proud of all my supporters," Pfeifer said, as he drank a celebratory beer. "Thanks to all my supporters."

The incumbent county judge waited for the results in the Calhoun County courthouse lobby Tuesday night. He said he plans to work hard to campaign for the general race against his Republican challenger, who was unopposed.

In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 2, incumbent Vern Lyssy won the Democratic nomination by beating Michael Balajka, who held the same office from 1998 to 2002. Lyssy received 656 votes to Balajka's 502.