Pfeifer re-elected Calhoun County judge
By by Dianna Wray
Nov. 2, 2010 at 6:02 a.m.
Updated Nov. 3, 2010 at 6:03 a.m.
100% precincts reporting
Mike Pfeifer (D) 2,660
Sara A. Palacios (R) 1,892
County Commissioner, Pct. 2
Vern Lyssy (D)) 867
Carl Smith (R) 340
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3
Gary W. Noska (D) 735
Cary Kneupper (R) 594
PORT LAVACA - Calhoun County Judge Mike Pfeifer was re-elected Tuesday.
Democrat Pfeifer, who faced challenger Republican Sara Palacios, received 2,660 votes, or 58.44 percent, to Palacios' 1,892 votes, or 41.56 percent.
"It feels great," Pfeifer said, a grin crossing his face. "I just want to thank all of the people who supported me. They kept the faith, and I'm looking forward to getting a lot of things done in the next four years."
Pfeifer, 57, has served as Calhoun County Judge for eight years. He said he's thrilled to get the chance to continue serving the public.
Palacios,42, is employed as the victim assistance coordinator at the Victoria County District Attorney's office.
Palacios ran unopposed in the Republican primary in January to face Pfeifer in the general election.
Pfeifer and Palacios spent the evening watching the returns in the lobby of the Calhoun County Courthouse.
When the results were announced, Palacios immediately crossed the lobby to congratulate Pfeifer on his win.
"It was a great experience. We both ran a good, clean race and now the people have spoken," Palacios said.