Angelina County Elections

It was shortly before 4:30 this morning when final election results for Angelina County were reported.  Officials say machine programming errors and a bad printer slowed the vote counting down to a snail's pace.  At one point, election officials resorted to counting the paper ballots by hand and manually inputting the results.  The reported results as of 4:20 a.m. Wednesday in the locally contested races are:

County Tax Assessor-Collector

(D) David Minshew 4946

(D) Thelma "Midget" Sherman 6466

*No Republican candidate.

County Commissioner, Precinct 1

(D) Allen Hill 857

(D) Rick Harrison 2024

*No Republican candidate.

Constable, Precinct 2

(D) Jeff Clopp 432

(D) Kelly Russell 1585

(D) Mark A. Guerra 1214

*Democratic winner will face (R) Trae Trevathan in November.

Constable, Precinct 3

(D) Belton Wayne Havard 1025

(D) Chad Wilson 740

*Democratic winner will face (R) Jimmy Lee Billingsly in November.