2004 General election, Nov. 2

Early Voting continues through Friday, October 29

Following are our endorsements in all contested races on the Travis Co. ballot, as well as selected races elsewhere in Central Texas. We agree this is the most critical election in a generation and encourage all readers to exercise their right to vote. See austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-10-15/pols_feature15.html for our full endorsements.

President: John Kerry

U.S. House, District 10: Lorenzo Sadun

U.S. House, District 15: Rubén Hinojosa

U.S. House, District 21: Rhett Smith

U.S. House, District 25: Lloyd Doggett

U.S. House, District 28: Henry Cuellar

U.S. House, District 31: Jon Porter

Railroad Commissioner: Victor Carrillo

Texas Supreme Court, Place 9: David Van Os

Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2: Quanah Parker

CCA, Place 5: Tom Oxford

CCA, Place 6: J.R. Molina

Texas House, District 17: Robby Cook

Texas House, District 20: No endorsement

Texas House, District 45: Patrick Rose

Texas House, District 48: Kelly White

Texas House, District 49: Elliott Naishtat

Texas House, District 50: Mark Strama

Texas House, District 52: No endorsement

3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4: Jan Patterson

3rd Court of Appeals, Place 6: Diane Henson

345th District Court: Stephen Yelenosky

353rd District Court: Margaret Cooper

Travis Co. District Attorney: Ronnie Earle

Travis Co. Court-at-Law No. 5: Nancy Hohengarten

Travis Co. Sheriff: Greg Hamilton

Travis Co. Tax Assessor-Collector: Nelda Wells Spears

Travis Co. Constable, Precinct 3: Richard McCain

Travis Co. Constable, Precinct 5: Bruce Elfant

Capital Metro Referendum: For

Lago Vista Referendum: For

Williamson Co. Attorney: Janet Engvall McTigue

Williamson Co. Commissioner, Precinct 3: Sharon Sanders Webster

Hays Co. Commissioner, Precinct 3: No endorsement


To find your precinct: 854-9473, www.traviscountytax.org/goVoters.do

Other voting information: 238-VOTE, www.votetravisvote.org

Democrats: 477-7500, www.traviscountydemocrats.org

Republicans: 302-1776, www.traviscountygop.org

Libertarians: 467-1776, www.austinliberty.org


Voter info: 943-1630, www.co.williamson.tx.us/elections Democrats: 415-4536, www.williamsoncountydemocrats.org

Republicans: 246-7045, www.williamsoncountygop.org


Voter info: 393-7310, elections.co.hays.tx.us

Democrats: 392-4545, www.haysdems.org

Republicans: 847-3563, www.haysgop.com


All qualified Travis Co. voters can vote early at any of these sites. For Williamson or Hays county locations, contact the county elections offices at the voter info numbers/URLs above.

All locations are open Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm, and Sunday, noon-6pm, except Highland Mall and Northcross Mall, open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm, and Sunday, noon-6pm.

For detailed info about mobile voting sites, which change daily, call 238-VOTE or consult www.votetravisvote.org.


Fiesta Mart (3909 N. I-35)

HEB South Congress (2400 S. Congress, in parking lot)

Randalls 35th Street, 1500 W. 35th

Travis Co. Courthouse (1000 Guadalupe, first floor)

University of Texas (UGL lobby, West Mall)


Albertsons North Lamar (11311 N. Lamar, at Braker)

Highland Mall (6001 Airport, lower level, near JC Penney)

Northcross Mall (2525 W. Anderson)

Randalls Parmer Lane (1700 W. Parmer, at Metric)

Travis Co. Airport Boulevard Offices (5501 Airport)


County Tax Office – Pflugerville (15822 Foothill Farms Loop)


HEB East Seventh (2701 E. Seventh, in parking lot)

Springdale Shopping Center (7112 Ed Bluestein Blvd. #155)


Albertsons Stassney (5510 S. I-35)

Randalls Ben White (2025 W. Ben White, at Manchaca)


Albertsons Riverside (1819 S. Pleasant Valley, in parking lot)


Home Depot Sunset Valley (1200 Home Depot Blvd., at Brodie)

Randalls Bee Caves (3300 Bee Caves Rd.)

Randalls South MoPac (6600 S. MoPac, at William Cannon)


HEB Four Points (7301 RR 620 N., in parking lot)

Randalls Research (10900-D Research Blvd., at Braker)


Randalls Lakeway (2303 RR 620 S.)

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