If you are a part of the 96% of the registered voters in Williamson County who have not yet cast your vote in the Primary Run-off Election, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31st in your chance to weigh in on some important elections. In the Republican primary, you can vote in the US Senate race, which features Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst versus former Texas Solictor General Ted Cruz. The candidates for Texas Supreme Court are the incumbent Justice David Medina and former Harris County District Judge John Devine. For State Board of Education, we have a choice of Tom Maynard, a former teacher and school board member who now heads the Texas FFA versus Rebecca Osborne, a teacher at McNeil HS in Round Rock. Two spots are up for Railroad Commissioner, which regulates the oil and gas industry, despite the name of the agency. Barry Smitherman, recently appointed to the commission, is a former banker and lawyer from the Houston area who is running against Comal County Commissioner Greg Parker, a former member of the US Army, for an unexpired term. For a full term, State Representative Warren Chisum (R-Pampa), a long serving member from West Texas who has been in the oil and gas business for decades is facing Christi Craddick, daughter of former Speaker of the Texas House Tom Craddick, who is an attorney for oil and gas issues. And, if you live in certain voting precincts, you could have a contested precinct chair race, such as in Pct. 190, Paul Fronczek is campaigning hard for re-election against Maxine Gammon. Paul is a local business owner and long-time Republican.
Due to the expected lower turn-out, some of the polling locations have been combined for cost savings. Here is a list of locations for those living in Williamson County Pct. One:
119 & 122 Round Rock High School 300 N. Lake Creek Dr. Round Rock
135 & 138 Restoration Covenant Church 1150 McNeil Rd. Round Rock
140, 160 &190 Fern Bluff MUD Community Center 7320 Wyoming Springs Rd Round Rock
145 &149 JB and Hallie Jester Annex 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd. Round Rock
146,162 & 185 Clairmont Retirement Community 12463 Los Indios Tr. Austin
147 Forest North Elementary School 13414 Broadmeade Ave. Austin
150 McConico Building 301 W. Bagdad St. Round Rock
151 &152 Deerpark Middle School 8849 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin
172 &182 Cactus Ranch Elementary School 2901 Goldenoak Circle Round Rock
186 & 197 Patsy Sommer Elementary School 16200 Avery Ranch Blvd. Austin
189 Rutledge Elementary School 11501 Staked Plains Dr. Austin
198 Cedar Valley Middle School 8139 Racine Trl Austin
For a full list of voting locations and a sample ballot, go to http://www.wilco.org/elections.