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Fambro wins Republican nomination for County Commissioner; Rogers takes House nomination

Fambro wins Republican nomination for County Commissioner; Rogers takes House nomination
July 15
08:08 2020

In Tuesday’s Primary Runoff Election, David Fambro defeated Chad Ezell to win the Republican nomination for Stephens County Commissioner Precinct 1, and Glenn Rogers of Graford defeated Jon Francis of Cisco to capture the Republican nomination for Texas House District 60, which includes Breckenridge.

David Fambro

When the unofficial final votes were posted in the Republican Primary Runoff election around 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, David Fambro had 252 total votes and Chad Ezell had 126 votes for Stephens County Commissioner, Precinct 1.

Fambro will be on the ballot in the General Election in November. Although there are no Democratic candidates for the position, write-in candidates have until Aug. 17 to file a declaration for candidacy.

Fambro said Tuesday night that following the recent crash in oil prices, the budget deficit is going to be significant and it looks like tightening up the budget is going to be much more of challenge.

“I think the budget is going to be the center of everything,” he said. “We’ll see what happens with the oil and gas deficit coming in; you’re looking at one-and-half million out of a three-and-half million dollar budget. You know that’s a significant hit. I’m looking forward to the challenges that are there and working them out with the team that’s already in place and going forward from there.”

Glenn Rogers

In the House race, Rogers received 11,956 votes (52.4%) to 11,278 (47.6%) for Francis, for a lead of 678 votes. Rogers defeated Francis in Stephens County with 882 votes to 453 votes for Francis.

Rogers came in second after Francis in the March Primary. There are no Democratic candidates on the ballot for the position in November, but  write-in candidates have until Aug. 17 to file a declaration for candidacy.

“It is with great humility that I accept the charge given to me tonight by the people of House District 60,” Rogers said in a statement. “This is a victory for our entire region and for every small town in our district, and it would have never happened without the support and dedication of those who believed in our cause and worked relentlessly to do their part.”

In addition to Breckenridge, other cities in House District 60 include Albany, Brownwood, Clyde, Coleman, Eastland, Granbury and Mineral Wells.

In the Democratic Primary Runoff, Mary “MJ” Hegar (498,180) beat Royce West (457,555) for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator. She will run against incumbent John Cornyn in November. Locally, Hegar and West tied with 22 votes each.

In the runoff for the Democratic nomination for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Chrysta Castaneda (575,460) beat Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo (353,399). Locally, Castaneda had 28 votes, and Alonzo had 16. In November, Castaneda will face Jim Wright for the commission’s seat currently held by Ryan Sitton. Wright beat Sitton for the Republican nomination in March.

Election workers carry in a ballot box from one of the precincts to be counted at the Stephens County Court House on Tuesday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Christie Latham, the Stephens County elections administrator, puts vote totals on a chart in the hallway at the Stephens County Courthouse on Tuesday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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