RECOUNT on for Dec.1

Monday, November 29, 2010

The official recount will begin on Wednesday Dec.1 for HD 48 Neil Campaign.


Parsing words...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seems that reporters are eager to get the word 'recount' out there concerning the Neil Campaign. Essentially it is moving forward, but there are t's to cross and i's to dot. There is a specific timeline that I will explain as soon as we are in an official recount mode.

Happy Thanksgiving, All!


HD 48 Update

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Preliminary paperwork is being filed in anticipation of a recount, but reports of an official recount are premature at this point.


Election Update...

Monday, November 15, 2010

After Provisional Ballots were counted from Election Day and all mail-in ballots as well, Donna Howard came out with 16 more votes than Dan Neil in HD 48! No official word yet on a re-count, but there are a few days left before it has to be officially requested. I will post as soon as an official word is available from the Neil Campaign.

And another development since the election: Judge Jeff Rose has been appointed to fill the term of Republican Judge Alan Waldrop (who resigned in Sept.) on the 3rd Court of Appeals. This is the same court inwhich Melissa Goodwin won her seat. So there will be 4 Republicans on the 6 judge court. Judge Rose will have to run for re-election in 2012, but the jurisdiction covers more than Travis County, giving him a better chance to retain this seat. Congratulations to Judge Rose!


Travis County Stood up to be COUNTED!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Congratulations to Glenn Bass for retaining the Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 in the able hands of a Republican. Retiring Judge Barbara Bembry will be missed, but the court will be in great shape with Glenn presiding. This was the last remaining Republican office holder in Travis County and the Democrats were itching to take out the Republican in that seat, but we held on to it for 4 more years!

Congratulations to Paul Workman for taking back HD 47 for the center-right and conservative constituents in SW Travis County. Paul will provide the type of level-headed, commonsense leadership that this portion of Travis County has been wanting and needing for years. We are delighted to take this position back as well.

Our HD 48 Dan Neil race is still an unresolved situation with Donna Howard up by 15 votes. Monday's vote count of Provisional Ballots from Election Day as well as the mail-in ballots that will be received on Monday afternoon will determine the final vote count. It may lead to a re-count. Stay tuned for this one. I will keep posting as the process develops.

Congratulations to Melissa Goodwin, 3rd Court of Appeals winner, who won in all the 23 counties in the jurisdiction. Her opponent won in Travis, but Melissa worked hard for her victory. Even the Austin American Statesman admits that the 3rd Court of Appeals will be in better shape with Judge Goodwin on board.

Ken Mercer and Marsha Farney kept the Republican presence on the State Board of Education, representing the south and north portions of Travis County respectively. Their races were hard fought and well run. We are delighted that Travis County will have the two Republican representatives on the board.

We had a great group of candidates who campaigned with integrity, vigor and courage!The most exciting result of the sweep of victories that the Republicans are celebrating is that we are very encouraged to stay in the fight in Travis County. We are looking toward the next election cycle to field strong candidates and stay in the uphill fight we have in Travis County.

It is not for the faint of heart to be a conservative in Travis County, but we will defend our principles and fight for more responsible government on all levels. We've only just begun to fight here in the stronghold of liberalism in Texas. We are not going to give up ground that we have taken in this election. Onward!!