Early voting results show Stevenson leading sheriff race

Published 8:02 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Early voting results in Jefferson are showing a substantial lead by Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s U.S. Presidential nominee while Texas Senator Ted Cruz is leading Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.

Clinton received 10,404, or 78.74 percent of the early votes compared to 2,454, or 18.57 percent garnered by Bernie Sanders.

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On the Republican ticket, Cruz is leading with 3,903, or 44.47 percent of the vote compared to Trump’ 2,822, or 32.16 percent. Marco Rubio is the next highest voter getter with 1,294, or 14.74 percent; Ben Carson received 265, or 3.02 percent; John Kasich received 239 or 2.72 percent.

Randy Weber, the incumbent, is far out-pacing challenger Keith Casey for the U.S. Representative District 4 Republican nomination. Weber received 7,131, or 90.17 percent compared to Casey’s 777, or 9.83 percent.

In local races, Joe “QB” Stevenson is leading a three-way race for Jefferson County sheriff over Zena Stephens and Rod Carroll.

Stevenson has received 4,768, or 34.87 percent of the vote to take the lead while Stephens received 4,679 or 34,22 percent. Rod Carroll is coming in third with 4,227 or 30.91 percent of the vote.

In the County Court-at-Law No 2 judgeship race, Terrence L. Holmes is leading Jesse Branick with 8,984, or 68.36 percent of the vote compared to Branick’s 4,158 or 31.64 percent for the Democratic nomination.

Incumbent Michael Shane Sinegal is leading Stephen A. Mosley by a wide margin with 2,208 votes, or 75.59 percent compared to Mosley’s 713 votes, or 24.41 percent.