Ballots set for May 14 election
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
April 15, 2011 at 7:02 p.m.
Updated April 14, 2011 at 11:15 p.m.
The ballots are set for the May 14 municipal and school elections.
Many entities have canceled the elections because only one person filed for that race.
Early voting is May 2-10.
On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In Victoria County, the Victoria school district has the only contested races.
Incumbent L. J. (Lou) Svetlik is being challenged by Garland (Butch) Smith for District 3.
Kevin VanHook is being challenged by Jake Gonzalo Flores for the District 1 unexpired term.
Incumbent District 5 member Tami Keeling was unopposed and declared elected.
Candidates in area counties are listed below
Port Lavaca City Council
District 1, Floyd Felder, incumbent; District 3, Lee Rivera, incumbent, both of Port Lavaca. Both are unopposed, the council canceled the election and declared them elected.
Calhoun County school board
District 1, Jesse Briseno, incumbent; District 2, Joe Ortiz, incumbent; District 6, Janie Delgado, incumbent. All unopposed, the school board canceled the election and declared them elected.
Point Comfort City Council
Three to be elected. Troy Baxter, 49, incumbent; Linda Brush, 65, incumbent; Mitchal McBride, 50, Point Comfort; Johnny Warren, 54, Point Comfort.
Seadrift City Council
Three to be elected. Wesley Hunt, 49, incumbent; Jack LaBarge, 65; Joe Beaver Jr., 54; Johnny Mickolas, 43, incumbent.
Cuero City Council
District 1 - John Fuqua, 63, Cuero, sales, incumbent.
District 4 - Roy Johnson, 72, Cuero, retired, incumbent.
At-Large, two to be elected - Tony Allen, 66, Cuero, retired, incumbent; Bill Matthys , 65, Cuero, retired, incumbent; Chris Hernandez, 39, Cuero, peace officer
Cuero school board
District 3 - Polly Laging, 41, Cuero, vice-president oilfield company. Incumbent Carlyle Stakes did not seek re-election.
District 4 - Pat Koranek, 66, Cuero, retired postal worker, incumbent; Jeff Smith, 35, Cuero, sales representative
Yoakum City Council
Place 1 - Tim Faulkner, 62, Yoakum, small business owner; Place 2 - Tim McCoy, 40, Yoakum, accounting manager; Place 3 - Annie Rodriguez, 63, Yoakum, insurance sales. All are incumbent and unopposed, city council declared them elected and canceled election.
Yoakum school board
At-Large, three to be elected - Gary Colman, 57, Yoakum, rancher; Darlene Renken, 56, Yoakum, banker; John Braden, 53, Yoakum, dentist. All are incumbents and unopposed, school board declared them elected and canceled election.
Yorktown City Council
Mayor - Rene Hernandez, 54, Yorktown, machinist, incumbent
Council At-Large, two to be elected, - Robert Ludwick, , 47, Yorktown, postal worker, incumbent; Jerry Alvarez, 49, Yorktown, fence builder, incumbent; Mitchell Martin, 44, Yorktown, plumber
Yorktown school board
At-Large (five to be elected) - Alex Campbell 34, Yorktown, detention officer, incumbent; Mark Niemeier, 47, Yorktown, service technician, incumbent; Keary Perez, 32, Yorktown, restaurant manager; Nelda Sertuche, 55, Yorktown, office manager/tax advisor, incumbent; Barry Watson, 48, Yorktown, chief financial officer, incumbent; Mark Weischwill, 57, Yorktown, insurance/real estate; Boyd Weise, 48, Yorktown, electric company field engineer, incumbent; James Williams, 38, Yorktown, scan coordinator.
DeWitt Medical District
At-Large, one to be elected - Mike Wheat, 73, Cuero, retired, incumbent. Unopposed, board declared candidate elected and canceled election.
Goliad City Council
At-large, three to be elected - Buddy Zavesky, 63, incumbent; Matt Bochat, 45, incumbent; Vicki Rubio, 37; Arturo "Art" Garza, 53; Daniel Boots, 35; Richard Villarreal, 43; Lionel Garcia, 53; all of Goliad. Martha Mullenix is not seeking re-election.
Goliad school board
District 1- Carlos Guitierrez, incumbent, unopposed. Election canceled, declared elected.
District 2 - Robert DeLaGarza, 44, Goliad; Erika Bochat, 44, Goliad
District 4 - Destry Gruetzmacher, unopposed; Wayne Beran not seeking re-election. Election canceled, declared elected.
Ganado City Council
Councilman At-large, three to be elected - Calvin Callies, 49, Edna. incumbent; Peter Strauss, 49, Edna, incumbent; Robin Bauerle 79, Edna, incumbent; Blake Petrash 27, Edna; Carl Russelburg 51, Edna
Edna City Council
Mayor - Joe Hermes, 68, Edna, incumbent; Council Member, District 1, Justin Bonnot, 30, Edna, incumbent; Council Member, District 2, William Selders, 63, Edna, incumbent. Election canceled, declared elected.
Edna school board
District 5, Alfred Rosa. Election canceled, declared elected.
District 7: Tracy Loos 41; Donnie Mac Long, 40; Jose Rodriguez 60. Incumbent David Loos did not seek re-election.
Hallettsville City Council
Mayor - Warren Grindeland, 61, Hallettsville, contractor; Place 2 - Gene Chandler, 66, Hallettsville, businessman; Place 5 - Cynthia (Cindy) Renken, 53, Hallettsville, insurance agent. All are incumbents and unopposed, city council declared them elected and canceled election.
Hallettsville school board
Place 6 - David Ehler, 52, Hallettsville, small business owner/store manager, incumbent; Sarah Allen Kram, 30, Hallettsville, attorney; Susan Seay, 47, Hallettsville, accountant/homemaker; Place 7 - Kevin Myers, 40, Hallettsville, college facilities director; Cindy Caraway, 47, Moulton, certified public accountant. Incumbent John Martisek did not seek re-election.
Shiner City Council
Mayor - Fred Henry Hilscher, 53, banker, incumbent; Dennis Vargo, 36, Shiner, consultant; Council, At-Large, two to be elected - David Schroeder, 41, Shiner, registered nurse, incumbent; Mark Jalufka, 44, Shiner, sales, incumbent.
Shiner school board
Place 2 - Denise Overton, 44, Shiner, business owner, incumbent
Place 4 - Andrew Schacherl, 64, Shiner, educator, incumbent. All unopposed, school board declared them elected and canceled election.
Moulton City Council
Mayor - Cynthia "Cindy" McIntosh, 59, Moulton, small business owner, incumbent; Ervin Patek, 68, Moulton, self-employed;
City Council Place 1- Diane C. Rothbauer, 48, Moulton, office manager, incumbent; Alphonse "Al" Fojtik, 69, Moulton, retired; Lester Hohensee, 75, auditor; City Council Place 2 - Minnie Lee Fisbeck, 73, Moulton, retired, incumbent; Gregory "GR" Berckenhoff, 56, Moulton, self-employed.
Moulton school board
Place 4 - Brenda Kram, 39, Moulton, cost accountant. Incumbent David Rothbauer did not seek re-election. Place 5 - Kevin Bartos, 37, Moulton, bank loan officer. The position is vacant due to a resignation. All unopposed, school board declared them elected and canceled election.
Yoakum Hospital District
At-Large, two to be elected, - Jim R. Witte, 77, Yoakum, rancher; Marlin Kuenstler, 69, Yoakum, retired. Both are incumbents and unopposed, board declared them elected and canceled election.
Refugio City Council
City of Refugio: Mayor, Ray Jaso, 72, incumbent; Richard P. Ramirez, 61, both of Refugio; Place 1, Karen A. Watts, 56, incumbent; William H. (Bill) Rayburn, 76, both of Refugio; Place 2, Garrett Engelking, 38, incumbent; Joey Heard, 53, both of Refugio.
Refugio school board: District 6, Andy Rocha, 47, incumbent; District 7, Ethel Garza, 57, incumbent. Both are incumbents and unopposed, board declared them elected and canceled election.
Austwell-Tivoli school board
Austwell-Tivoli school board: Place 3, Wade Ruddock; Place 6, Marilyn G. Pagel; Place 7, Carlton Hopper Jr.; all from Austwell and Tivoli. Both are incumbents and unopposed, board declared them elected and canceled election.
Bayside City Council
City Council: Place 1, Karen Clark, incumbent; Place 4, Al Posas, incumbent; Place 5, Orville Downs, incumbent; Francisco "Frank" Briseno, Jr., all from Bayside.
City of Woodsboro: Mayor, George Hernandez Sr., 62; Place 1, Larry DeWayne Jochetz, 32; Place 2, Debra Bolcik, 54; all incumbents from Woodsboro. Council declared them elected and canceled election.
Woodsboro school board: Place 1, Scott Carter, 49, incumbent; Calvin A. Wilson, 40; Ruby Jo Martinez, 39; all from Woodsboro; Place 2, Robert L. (Robbie) Thomas, 56, incumbent; Rachel Wilson, 40; both from Woodsboro.