Local races now settled

One minute, only six of 10 Vote Centers were reporting; the next, all 10 were in. Early voting told the story for all of the local races. Republican County Clerk Katie Lang has been re-elected, winning 19,417 votes (79 percent) to Democrat Gene McNeely’s 5,082 (21 percent). Chris Willis is the victor in the Place 3 Granbury School Board race, winning 6,022 votes (41 percent) to Cyndi Wren’s 4,708 (32 percent) and Maureen Griffin’s 4,036 (27 percent). Bruce Wadley has won the Place 3 seat on the Granbury City Council vacated by Gary Couch, garnering 1,941 votes (70 percent) to Joe Davis’ 813 (30 percent). Tony Mobly has won re-election to the Place 5 seat, besting Tony Hedges with 1,564 votes (55 percent) to Hedges’ 1,288 votes (45 percent). All 20 proposed amendments to the Granbury City Charter were approved by healthy margins by those who voted in person, but a glitch in tabulating mailed-in ballots means that those ballots cannot be tallied until Wednesday. With 170 of congressional District 11’s 300 precincts reporting, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, appears headed for an easy victory over Democrat Jennie Lou Leeder, with 82 percent of the vote.