Election Night Results in Ector and Midland Counties

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Tuesday, November 6 proved a heated night of local, state and federal races. President Barack Hussein Obama defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney, securing at least 303 electoral college votes to Romney’s 206, 33 more than the 270 necessary to guarantee Obama a second term. The balance of power in Congress remained essentially unchanged, with Democrats retaining control of the Senate (53 to 45 seats) and Republicans continuing to dominate the House (232 to 191 seats.)

According to preliminary, unofficial results from the Texas Secretary of State’s office, Texans favored Mitt Romney, granting him 57.19% of the popular vote versus 41.35% for Barack Obama. Libertarian Gary Johnson gathered 1.1% of the popular vote, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein .3%.

Republican Ted Cruz defeated Democratic opponent Paul Sadler for U.S. Senator, and Republicans retained majority control of both the Texas House & Senate.

In Odessa, businessman David Turner won the office of mayor, securing 72.52% of the vote against rival Mark Ritter’s 27.48%. The ECISD Bond Proposition passed with 72.52% of the vote, allocating $129,750,000 for construction, renovation and equipping of district schools.

In Midland County, Democrat Luis D. Sanchez defeated Republican Lynn Yarbrough for County Commissioner, Precinct 3. The MISD Bond Proposition passed with 61.82% of the vote, allocating $163,110,000 for district schools, while Angel Hernandez secured the MISD Trustee Place 2 seat. Justin Brooks won the Trustee Place 3 seat for Greenwood ISD, alongside Cody Mebane for Place 4 (an unopposed race), Dane Crunk for Place 5 and Josh Kidd for Place 7, an unexpired term.

Click “Continue Reading” for a breakdown of election night results for Ector and Midland Counties.

*Data from Preliminary Election Results via the Office of the Secretary of State*

Ector County Results (Office – Percentage of Popular Vote)

President/Vice President 

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R) – 73.54%
Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Incumbent (D) – 24.97%
Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (L) – .95%

U.S. Senator

Ted Cruz (R) – 73.27%
Paul Sadler (D) –  24.11%
John Jay Myers (L) –  1.84%

U.S. Representative, District 11

Mike Conaway, Incumbent (R) – 74.64%
Jim Riley (D) – 22.76%

Railroad Commissioner

Christi Craddick (R – 72.13%
Dale Henry (D) – 24.09%

Railroad Commissioner, unexpired term

Barry Smitherman, Incumbent (R) – 84.31%
Jaime O. Perez (D) – 12.15%
Josh Wendel (GR) – 3.53%

Supreme Court Justice Winners 

Place 2 – Don Willett, Incumbent (R)
Place 4 – John Devine (R)
Place 6 – Nathan Hecht, Incumbent (R)

Odessa Mayor 

David Turner – 72.52%
Mark Ritter – 27.48%

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals 

Sharon Keller, Incumbent (R) – 71.43
Keith Hampton (D) – 25.14%

Member, State Board of Education, District 1

Carlos “Charlie” Garza (R) – 72.70%
Martha M. Dominguez (D) – 27.29%

ECISD Bond Proposition

For – 72.52%
Against – 36.85%

Midland County Results (Office – Percentage of Popular Vote)

President/Vice President 

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R) – 80.06%
Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Incumbent (D) – 18.57%
Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (L) – 1.16%

U.S. Senator

Ted Cruz (R) – 79.87%
Paul Sadler (D) –  17.75%
John Jay Myers (L) –  1.86%

U.S. Representative, District 11

Mike Conaway, Incumbent (R) – 80.5%
Jim Riley (D) – 16.49%

Railroad Commissioner

Christi Craddick (R – 78.53%
Dale Henry (D) – 17.89%

Railroad Commissioner, unexpired term

Barry Smitherman, Incumbent (R) – 88.69%
Jaime O. Perez (D) – 8.4%
Josh Wendel (GR) – 2.9%

Supreme Court Justice Winners 

Place 2 – Don Willett, Incumbent (R)
Place 4 – John Devine (R)
Place 6 – Nathan Hecht, Incumbent (R)

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals 

Sharon Keller, Incumbent (R) – 78.08%
Keith Hampton (D) – 18.42%

Member, State Board of Education, District 15

Marty Rowley (R) – 80.24%
Steven D. Schafersman (D) – 19.75%

County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Luis D. Sanchez (D) – 53.22%
Lynn Yarbrough (R) – 46.78%

Greenwood ISD Trustee Winners

Place 2 – Justin Brooks
Place 4 – Cody Mebane
Place 5 – Dane Crunk
Place 7, unexpired term – Josh Kidd

Midland ISD Trustee, Place 2 Winner

Angel Hernandez

MISD Bond Proposition 

For – 61.82%
Against – 38.18%

For a complete list of statewide and by-county election results, please visit the website of the Office of the Secretary of State. 

 

 

 

 

 

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