Atkins defeats Goff in Wylie ISD trustee race

by | Nov 9, 2016 | Latest

By Joe Reavis

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Collin County voters sided with their statewide and national counterparts and voted to elect Republican nominee Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

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Trump currently has earned 47.5 percent of the popular vote and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, 47.7 percent. As of this morning, news sources project Trump to end up with between 279 and 289 electoral votes. He needed 270 of the total 538 electors to win the election.

Election totals for Collin County gave Trump 200,395 votes (55.22 percent) and Clinton 139,837 votes (38.53 percent).

Trump did not do as well in Collin County as past Republican presidential candidates. Mitt Romney got 64.86 percent of the vote in 2012 and John McCain received 62.16 percent in 2008.

In the only contested local race for Wylie voters, challenger Matt Atkins unseated incumbent Lance Goff for Place 4 on the Wylie Independent School District Board of Trustees. Atkins polled 7,487 votes (56.39 percent) and Goff received 5,791 votes (43.61 percent).

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WISD incumbent trustees Stacie Gooch, Place 7, and Barbara Goss, Place 3, were unopposed for re-election. Goss received 12,533 votes and Gooch received 12,043.

For U.S. Representative, District 3, incumbent Sam Johnson, Republican, defeated three opponents to win a new term. Johnson earned 193,063 votes (61.26 percent) to outpace Democrat Adam P. Bell, 108,780, Libertarian Scott Jameson, 10,408, and Green Party candidate Paul Blair, 2,893.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, District 32-Republican, easily won re-election with 12,966 votes, 78.34 percent of the total, over Libertarian Ed Rankin, 2,589, and Green nominee Gary Stuard, 996.

State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Republican, won a new term with 48,222 votes, 63.61 percent, over Democratic challenger Denise Hamilton, 24,714, and Libertarian Bob Worthington, 2,875.

One of the biggest margins of victory in a county-wide race was won by Jim Skinner, Republican, who polled 80.42 percent, 225,008 votes, to win election as sheriff. He defeated Libertarian Daniel St. Clair, 54,770 votes.

Judge Andrea Thompson, 416th State Judicial District, tallied a Republican victory by earning 224,093 votes (80.64 percent) to beat Libertarian Daniel R. Correa, 53,814 votes.

The rest of the Collin County offices on Wylie ballots were uncontested and went to Republican incumbents. Those elections went to 199th District Judge Angela Tucker, 380th District Judge Ben Smith, 401st District Judge Mark Rusch, 469th District Judge Piper McGraw, 470th District Judge Emily Miskel, County Court at Law Judge David Waddill, District Clerk Lynne Chupp Finley, Tax Assessor Kenneth L. Maun, Precinct Three County Commissioner Chris Hill and Precinct 2 Constable Gary Edwards.

Texas and Collin County residents also elected a full slate of Republican candidates to the offices of Railroad Commissioner, three State Supreme Court slots, three places on the Court of Criminal Appeals and two places on the Justice Court of Appeals.

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