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2008 General Election covered elections in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson Counties. 
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Brazoria County defeated two bond issues to provide funding for the fairgrounds and arena, but voted to approve issues related to the sale of mixed beverages and beer.


Sheriff Charles Wagner and Tax Assessor-Collector Ro'Vin Garrett were reelected. A rollback election in the Damon Independent School District finished with a one-vote difference in the unofficial returns.


For complete Brazoria County returns Click Here


Galveston County 

Freddie Poor has been elected Sheriff of Galveston County.  The victory was not assured until after a count of several thousand mail-in ballots, a process that lasted until this afternoon.  The final numbers are 51,118 for Poor, 49,559 for Campbell.


Incumbent District Judge Lonnie Cox and Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson were reelected.


The City of Galveston 4B Sales Tax was approved, as were the three Galveston County Bond Issues, and three Santa Fe Independent School District Bond issues.


Voters in the Galveton Independent School District and the Friendswood ISD reelected incumbents.  Galveston voters agreed to continue a 4B Sales Tax.


Galveston County voters approved three bond issues for road and drainage improvements as well as facilities improvements and new construction.


For complete Galveston County returns Click Here


Adrian Garcia defeated Sheriff Tommy Thompson and Pat Lykos was elected Harris County District Attorney in a tight race. Harris County voters reelected County Judge Ed Emmett and Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt. County

Commissioners Steve Radack and El Franco Lee were reelected.
For complete Harris County returns Click Here



Jefferson County voters elected Michael "Shane" Sinegal to fill the Commissioner Precinct 3 position left vacant by the retirement of Waymon Hallmark.


State Representative Joe Deshotel was reelected.


For complete Jefferson County returns Click Here


Patty Mayeux has posted an essay on the American election process,
"The Future is...NEW", in her blog.

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