July 3 special election

Pictured left to right; Jeff Bauknight, president of a HVAC maintenance company; David Crook, retired Army Reserve sergeant; and Emett Alvarez, managing editor of a bilingual newspaper.

Jeff Bauknight maintained a significant lead Saturday evening and will likely become Victoria's next mayor, according to unofficial results.

Reflecting on the win, he said he hopes residents understand he will be broadening his focus to the entirely of the city.

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Chase covers breaking news, crime and courts for the Advocate. He can be reached at 361-574-1286, crogers@vicad.com or at @chasedrogers on Twitter.

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Chase writes about crime and courts for the Victoria Advocate. He grew up in the Dallas–Fort Worth area before attending Texas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism.

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Dale Turner

Fairly safe observation to say the candidate who spends the most money wins the race.

Anna Laura Rivera

Money always seems to be what's helps get people in office. It's about time we had a change in Victoria. We have been driving on the same bumpy roads for years, it's worse then driving down a country dirt road. We need plans for Victoria that will actually show improvement and change for our city but it seem now all we have to look forward to our the same old broken promises, over worked and underpaid city and VISD workers, and bumpy unfinished roads.

Rick Dockery

The sky is blue

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