Republican Party Primary Ballot
Back Row (Left to Right): Will Hurd (U.S. Representative District 23); Glenn Klaus (Justice of the Peace Precinct 1);
Vivian Torres (County Court at Law Judge); Lisa Wernette (County Clerk); Jim Barden (County Judge); Mark Haby
(Justice of the Peace Precinct 2); Larry Sittre (County Commissioner Precinct 2); Robert (Doc) Lowry (U.S.
Representative District 23); Jerry Beck (County Commissioner Precinct 4)
Front Row (Left to Right): Tim Palmquist (District Clerk); Cindy Fowler (District Clerk); Nancy Robbins representing
Debra Medina (Governor); Cindy Ivy (County Treasurer); Betty Brown (County Treasurer); Phil Montgomery (Justice of
the Peace Precinct 4); Francisco “Quico” Canseco (U.S. Representative District 23); Clyde “Bubba” Howse (Justice of
the Peace Precinct 3)
Not Pictured: Charles Rothe (County Surveyor); Heather Teer (Justice of the Peace Precinct 2)
Excitement and an eagerness to get started permeated the crowd of 40 people who braved the cold
Thursday night to draw for name order on the 2010 Republican Party Ballot. Every County in Texas does
this so that Ballots are unique to each County. This year, the local Republican Party will field candidates in
all but one race.
While the Governor’s race boasts three candidates, the Congressional race for District 23, (formerly held
by Henry Bonilla) has five candidates and the Justice of Supreme Court Place 3 has attracted 6 hopefuls.
The importance of voters in Medina County was evident by the attendance at the drawing of three
Congressional Candidates, Quico Canseco, Dr. Lowry and Will Hurd.
Locally, the following three contested races that will be determined in the Primary as there is no opposition
• District Clerk (Cindy Fowler and Tim Palmquist);
• County Treasurer (Betty Brown and Cindy Ivy); and
• Justice of the Peace Pct 2 (Heather Bishop Teer and Mark P. Haby)
Candidates who will face opposition in November are these:
• Jerry Beck, candidate for County Commissioner Pct 4,
• Larry Sittre, candidate for County Commissioner Pct 2, and
• Clyde “Bubba” Howse, candidate for Justice of the Peace Pct 3.
Jim Barden, County Judge, Vivian Torres, County Court at Law Judge, Lisa Wernette, County Clerk, Glenn
Klaus, Justice of the Peace Pct 1, Phil Montgomery, Justice of the Peace Pct 4, and Charles Rothe,
County Surveyor, have already won both the Primary and the General Election as they will have no
competition in either election.
Early Voting starts February 16th with voting places in Hondo, Castroville, and Devine. Election Day is
March 2nd. A good turnout is expected due to the interest in the local races as well as the Congressional
and Governor's race.