Ballot set for municipal, school elections
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
April 30, 2011 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated April 29, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.
These are the races that will be elected on May 14.
Many entities canceled their elections and declared the candidates elected because the candidates were unopposed.
For early voting times and location, call the city hall or school district in your city.
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.
Candidates in area counties are listed below.
Point Comfort City Council
Three to be elected: Troy Baxter, 49, incumbent; Linda Brush, 65, incumbent; Mitchal McBride, 50; Johnny Warren, 54.
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; District 4, Pat Koranek, 66, Cuero, retired postal worker, incumbent; Jeff Smith, 35, Cuero, sales representative.
Yorktown City Council
Mayor, Rene Hernandez, 54, Yorktown, machinist, incumbent. City 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.
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.
Goliad School Board
District 2, Robert DeLaGarza, 44, Goliad; Erika Bochat, 44, Goliad.
Ganado City Council
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 School Board
District 7, Tracy Loos 41; Donnie Mac Long, 40; Jose Rodriguez 60.
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.
Shiner City Council
Mayor, Fred Henry Hilscher, 53, banker, incumbent; Dennis Vargo, 36, Shiner, consultant; City Council, At-Large, two to be elected: David Schroeder, 41, Shiner, registered nurse, incumbent; Mark Jalufka, 44, Shiner, sales, incumbent.
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; Place 2, Minnie Lee Fisbeck, 73, Moulton, retired, incumbent; Gregory "GR" Berckenhoff, 56, Moulton, self-employed.
Refugio City Council
Mayor, Ray Jaso, 72, incumbent; Richard P. Ramirez, 61, both of Refugio; City Council - 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.
Bayside City Council
Place 1, Karen Clark, incumbent; Place 4, Al Posas, incumbent; Place 5, Orville Downs, incumbent; Francisco "Frank" Briseno, Jr., all from Bayside.
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.