Local victory

My county is so Republican that winning the primary virtually assures a candidate of winning the office in November.  Today was our primary election, and I'm wildly pleased with the county results.  The County Judge who's been giving me fits since I took office 3 years ago was voted out and replaced with a guy I persuaded to run.  Since I was elected, we've managed to oust the worst Commissioner, the awful County Attorney, and now the County Judge.  Their replacements are excellent.  Things are definitely looking up.  I'm not running again this year, but I'm pretty happy with the guy who won the primary today for my seat.  I actually liked both candidates who were competing for my position, but this was the one I voted for.

The Commissioners Court will be a very different place next year.  It strikes me as a good legacy.

9 comments:

Christopher B said...

Congratulations!

Grim said...

Congratulations, indeed.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

From the ground up

Texan99 said...

And something almost equally encouraging: the powers that be formed a PAC that went all-in during this election, but their support seemed to backfire. The next local race will be for the mayor of the county's only town of any size. A candidate mostly identified with the "insurgency" is running against a mildly establishment-type guy; I actually like them both. Anyway, the insurgent, whose name is Kane and therefore of course now is being called Citizen Kane, has close neighbors all over the political map, including a big donor to the PAC. This neighbor had yard signs up for the incumbent County Judge and a commissioner candidate favored by the PAC. At the last minute he switched his vote to my guy and now is putting up signs for Citizen Kane in the upcoming mayor's race. He says he doesn't like what the PAC turned into. If the good old boys are re-aligning, we could be in for some real change.

Aggie said...

Congratulations Tex, and I will add, 'Thank You' for being one to step up and engage in the Democratic experiment!

E Hines said...

Texan99, King Maker.

Eric Hines

Elise said...

A very good legacy. Congratulations and thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to see some shake-up in the city government next year. Some of the county boards have new faces, and a LOT of people ran for office, many more than usual. I'm cautiously optimistic.

LittleRed1

Texan99 said...

The Houston papers report that there was quite a shake-up in the Democrat primary among criminal trial judges seen as soft on bail for violent offenders.