Election Coverage 1998

Dates Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election and City of Austin special bond election begins Saturday, Oct. 17 and runs through Friday, Oct. 30.The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 5.

Polling Location and Voter Information
Information for City of Austin such as polling locations and sites is available on line for residents who live in Travis County at www.co.travis.tx.us or by calling 473-9553. City of Austin residents who live in Williamson County, should call the Williamson County Elections Office at 499-2498 or go to www.williamson-county.org/elections.

Making an Informed Decision
There are various sources of information to help you make an informed decision. The League of Women Voters offers a Voters' Guide with information on all the candidates and issues. Their phone number is 451-6710. Project Vote Smart also has compiled information on candidates and elected officials. Statewide offices up for vote include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and comptroller. For a sample ballot see www.sos.state.tx.us. For the lowdown on Congressional races see www.rollcall.com/states/tx.html or www.electnet.org, which also has links to various candidates' webpages and statewide organizations. In Travis County, voters will choose a County Judge and four Commissioners to lead in the post-Bill Aleshire age.

Local Bond Elections
The City of Austin will ask voters to consider 12 bond propositions on Nov. 3. (See related Austin Chronicle archives vol17/issue49 and vol17/issue43 ).

Propositions One through Five would be funded through the issuance of General Obligation Bonds. General Obligation Bonds are repaid by the collection of taxes.

Propositions Six through 10 would be funded through the issuance of Revenue Bonds. Revenue Bonds are repaid by revenue collected from the user of the system for which the projects are being funded - in this particular case, the Water/Wastewater Utility.

Proposition 11 asks voters to impose a 5% tax on short-term motor vehicle rentals for construction of a special venue project, which includes a civic center, structured parking facilities, and rehabilitated parkland along Auditorium Shores.

Proposition 12, which asks permission to lease Palmer Auditorium to ARTS Center Stage for the construction of a performing arts center, does not call for the issuance of bonds or the collection of additional fees. The arts center would be funded through private donations.

Candidates

US Rep, District 10:
Lloyd Doggett (D)
Vincent J. May (L)

US Rep, District 14:
Ron Paul (R)
Loy Sneary (D)

Governor
George W. Bush (R)
Garry Mauro (D)
Lester R. "Lee" Turlington, Jr. (L)
Susan Solar (declared write-in)


Lt Governor
Rick Perry(R)
John Sharp(D)
Anthony Garcia(L)

Attorney General
John Cornyn(R)
Jim Mattox(D)
Mike Angwin(L)

Comptroller
Carole Keeton Rylander (R)
Paul Hobby(D)
Alex Monchak(L)

General Land Office Commissioner
David Dewhurst(R)
Richard Raymond(D)
J. Manuel "Monte" Montez(L)

Commissioner of Agriculture
Susan Combs(R)
L.P. Pete Patterson (D)
Jimmy LaBaume(L)
Michael J. Yarbrough (declared write-in)

Railroad Commissioner
Tony Garza(R)
Joe B. Henderson(D)
Jim Spurlock(L)

Supreme Court Justice, Place 1
Craig T. Enoch (R)
Mike Westergren(D)

Supreme Court Justice, Place 2
Harriet OíNeill(R)
Rose Spector(D)

Supreme Court Justice, Place 3
Greg Abbott (R)
David Van Os(D)

Supreme Court Justice, Place 4
unexpired term
Deborah Hankinson (R)
Jerry Scarbrough(D)

Criminal Appeals Court Judge, Place 1
Mike Keasler(R)
Charles F. Charlie Baird(D)

Crimainal Appeals Court Judge, Place 2
Cheryl Johnson(R)
Winston Cochran(D)

Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 3
Lawrence Larry Meyers (R)
Larry S. Perry (D)

State Rep., District 47
Terry Keel (R)

State Rep, District 48
Sherri Greenberg(D)

State Rep, District 49
Emil Blomquist(R)
Elliot Naishtat(D)

State Rep, District 50
Dawnna Dukes(D)

State Rep, District 51
Fred Ebner(R)
Glen Maxey(D)

Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals
unexpired term
Lee Yeakel(R)
Marilyn Aboussie(D)

Justice, Third Court of Appeals
David Puryear(R)
Jan Patterson(D)

147th Judicial District Judge
Marian C. Bloss (R)
Wilford ìWilî Flowers (D)

201st Judicial District Judge
Suzanne Covington(D)

250th Judicial District Judge
John K. Dietz (D)

261st Judicial District Judge
John Drolla(R)
Lora Livingston(D)

299th Judicial District Judge
Jon N. Wisner(D)

331st Judicial District Judge
Bob Perkins (D)

County Court at Law Judge No. 1
David Phillips(D)

County Court at Law Judge No. 2
Orlinda Naranjo(D)

County Court at Law Judge No. 3
David Crain(D)


County Court at Law Judge No. 4
Mike Denton(D)

County Court at Law Judge No. 5
Wilfred Aguilar(D)

County Court at Law Judge No. 6
Randy Trybus(R)
Jan Breland(D)

County Court at Law Judge No. 7
Brenda P. Kennedy (D)

County Probate Court Judge No. 1
Guy Herman(D)

District Clerk
Stephen Foster(R)
Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza(D)

County Clerk
C.M. (Bud) Schauerte(R)
Dana DeBeuvoir(D)

County Treasurer
Crockett Keller(R)
Dolores Ortega Carter(D)

County Surveyor
James F. Mitchell(R)
M.O. Metcalfe Jr.(D)

County Judge
Hank Davis Gonzales
Sam Biscoe(D)

County Commissioner Precinct 1
unexpired term
Greg Parker(R)
Ron Davis(D)

County Commissioner Precinct 2
Jim Shaw (R)
Karen Sonleitner(D)

County Commissioner Precinct 3
unexpired term
Todd Baxter(R)
Nan Clayton(D)

County Commissioner Precinct 4
Bob Larson(R)
Margaret J. Gomez(D)


Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Richard E. Scott(D)

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Barbara Bembry(R)
Richard H. Anton(D)

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Casey (R)
Scott Davis(D)

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4
Elena Diaz(D)
gary Johnson(L)

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5
Gisela Triana(D)

Constable, Precinct 1
unexpired term
Luke Mercer(D)
Reginald Turner(L)

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