Keith Mudd

Interim Lavaca County Judge Keith Mudd in his office inside the Lavaca County Courthouse in Hallettsville. The Lavaca County Republican Party chose to nominate Mark Myers instead of Mudd for the Nov. 3 general election. Myers is running against Democrat Doug Kubicek.

Lavaca County interim Judge Keith Mudd declined to endorse a candidate in the Nov. 3 general election after county Republicans nominated Mark Myers, a night dispatcher at the sheriff’s office, to represent the party instead of Mudd.

Mark Myers

Mark Myers, Republican candidate for Lavaca County Judge.

Republican Party precinct chairs selected Myers, 54, of Vienna, in a 9-7 vote Aug. 17. Myers faces Democrat Doug Kubicek, 68, a retired Hallettsville history teacher, in the November race.

Doug Kubicek

Doug Kubicek, Democratic candidate for Lavaca County Judge.

Keith Mudd

Keith Mudd, interim Lavaca County Judge.

Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: or call 361-574-1264.

(3) comments

Grace Butler

Alleged corruption in a small-town republican party?? NO, I'm SHOCKED.

Glenn Wilson

Grace -- Substitute "political" for "republican", and you'll be right on. Even though the Victoria County Commissioners Court, for example, makes it appear that being ethically challenged is part of the Republican platform its actually just a job description item for nearly all politicians.

Brenda Cash

I am surprised Mr. Rosenberg that you did not print Mr. Myers qualifications and experience. Mr. Myers is fully qualified in both education and experience with a B.S. Criminal Justice Degree, (Law Enforcement & Police Science) Degree from Sam Houston State University , 3,400 hrs of criminal justice and public safety which included Civil Process, Emergency Management, and Public Administration, and 20+ year's experience as a Master Peace Officer. During the interview process, Mr. Myers fully answered over 40 questions, unlike Mr. Mudd. The most qualified and experienced Republican candidate was selected to represent the Republican Party on the ballot. Mr. Mudd had proven NOT to be a qualified Republican candidate.

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