Elections range from school boards to president this Nov. 6th

Ken Jones

Early Voting ends this Friday, Nov. 2nd at 7 p.m., and then regular voting will take place next Tuesday, Nov. 6th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in East Harris County will have some interesting choices at the ballot box, with school board elections in Huffman and Crosby, and 19 charter propositions in Baytown.

Crosby school district Position 4 has David Shaver running against David Porter. Position 5, Carla Mills Windfont, the incumbent, against Will Locke. In Position 7, incumbent Gerald Blankenship is running against James Hofmann.

In Huffman, Position 4 Dean Tinnin and Position 5 Charles Bardwell and Position 6 Matt Dutton have no opposition, but Position 7 has Patrick Keith running against Guy Smith.

Another local race that has gained attention is the Pct. 3 constable race, with Republican Challenger David Cruzan, a sheriff’s deputy, attempting to unseat Democrat Ken Jones, who has been the constable for 12 years.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia has an opponent in Republican Louis Guthrie, a part time sheriff’s deputy in Liberty County.

In other county races, District Attorney’s office sees Republican Mike Anderson running against Democrat Lloyd Oliver, and for County Attorney Republican Robert Talton against incumbent Democrat Vince Ryan.

For County Commissioner in Pct. 4, unexpired term, incumbent appointee Jack Cagle is running against Democrat Sean Hammerle.

In national races, for U.S. Senate to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican Ted Cruz is running against Democrat Paul Sadler. Incumbent Congressmen Ted Poe, Kevin Brady, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Gene Green have various challengers in their races.

For Texas Railroad Commissioner, unexpired term, Barry Smitherman is running against two opponents. Smitherman was originally from Highlands prior to his family moving.

Baytown residents will be asked to vote on 19 propositions that are basically meant to update their city charter in language and law.

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has reported very heavy activity in Early Voting, and with a full slate the electorate can expect some lines and delays next Tuesday, Election Day.