The final vote tally shows that Sutton County, Sonora voters support a $1.5 million school building bond and $1.04 tax ratification to pay for building maintenance and upgrades within the school district. With ballots counted from all four polling centers, the Yes votes finished with 614 compared to the 562 for the NO votes.

Voter turnout for Sutton County was about 50 percent.

There are 2,478 registered voters in Sutton County. Of those, 1,208 cast ballots in the November 6, election.

A total of 907 voters were cast during early voting. Early ballots also showed voters to be in favor of the bond and tax rate increase 452 to 424.
Superintendent Ross Aschenbeck said he is thankful for the support of the community.

“I am very pleased that the voters in Sutton County came to the polls and made a commitment that our students are the number one priority and we will give them a great education in a safe and secure environment,” Aschenbeck said. “The TRE will generate an additional $267,000 each year, of which $167,000 will be state revenue and $100,000 will be local revenue. The $1.5 million bond will be for exactly what was listed in the proposition.”

The bond and tax revenue will help pay for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of buildings in the district and the purchase of new vehicles to be used for student transportation including but not limited to security upgrades, boiler at the high school, technology upgrades, trip and fleet vehicles.

In local government, ballots were cast for the following candidates running unopposed.

County Judge
Steve Smith, 1,039

District and County Clerk
Rachel Chavez Duran, 1,043

County Treasurer
Janell Schniers, 1,030

County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Bob Brockman, 287

County Commissioner, Precinct 4
Fed Perez, 190

Justice of the Peace
Joseph (Jody) Harris - 1,068

Maintenance Tax Election
FOR 589
Against 582

Bond Election
FOR 614
Against 1,166

District Judge, 112th Judicial District
Pedro (Pete) Gomez, Jr., 777

In state government, Sutton County voters decided chose Republican Greg Abbott with 938 votes over Democrat Lupe Valdez with 248 votes and Libertarian Mark Jay Tippetts with 12 votes.

Additional state and federal election results are as follows:

Lieutenant Governor
Dan Patrick (REP), 855
Mike Collier (DEM), 318
Kerry Douglas McKennon (LIB), 23

Attorney General
Ken Paxton (REP), 892
Justin Nelson (DEM), 290
Michael Ray Harris (LIB), 12

United States Senator
Ted Cruz (REP), 933
Beto O’Rourke (DEM), 265
Neal M. Dikeman (LIB), 7

U.S. Representative, District 23
Will Hurd (REP), 953
Gina Ortiz Jones (DEM), 240
Ruben Corvalan (LIB), 6

Complete election results for the November 6 Mid Term Election are available at www. or