Brumby re-elected Goliad County sheriff

Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

GOLIAD - Sheriff Kirby Brumby won another term as Goliad County Sheriff on Tuesday.

Brumby, a Republican, beat Paul San Miguel, a Democrat.

"I was very confident I was going to win. The voters are pleased with my performance over the last four years and they want me to continue the good work I have already done," Brumby said.

The final results were delayed because the machine that counted the early votes malfunctioned. Officials had to wait for technician from Orange County to come re-calibrate the machine.

All 2,060 early voting ballots had to be re-counted, said County/District Clerk Mary Ellen Flores.

Brumby said he campaigned by going to every home in Goliad County, which he said the voters in Goliad deserve. He said he started going door-to-door in January to make sure he would have time to visit everyone.

Brumby, 66, was elected in 2008, promising to bring financial management to the sheriff's office, an issue he believes is more important after the county lost substantial tax revenue this year.

Brumby also served as a constable for four years before serving as sheriff.

San Miguel, 44, served as a Goliad County deputy sheriff for seven years, holding the positions of patrol corporal and patrol sergeant.

San Miguel said that despite losing he was excited about how many Goliad residents came out to vote.

"It is a great turnout for Goliad. I am proud of Goliad. They have come out and made a statement about what they want," San Miguel said.



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