Morton declared winner of treasurer race
Multiple run-offs scheduled for May
URGENT: This report has been corrected to update who is eligible to vote in the run-off. The previous version stated that only those who voted in the primary election could vote in the run-off. That is incorrect. If you did not vote in the primary, you can vote in the run-off.
Incumbent Julie Morton has been declared as the winner of the Democratic primary election for Brewster County Treasurer.
The result of the race was uncertain after the March 1 statewide election, and came down to a difference of just four votes, including provisional and mail-in ballots.
Following the election canvass earlier today, Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Bell Lockhart announced that Morton won with 390 votes to Lorene Villanueva’s 386, giving her 50.26 percent of the total.
Villanueva has two days to request a recount at her expense, though she has not indicated an intent to do so.
Morton does not have a challenger in the general election in November.
Several state office elections ended with a run-off, as did both the Republican and Democratic races for Brewster County Judge.
Early voting for the run-offs will be held May 16-20 at the Val Clark Building, and Election Day is Tuesday, May 24.
If you voted in the primary election, you must vote for the same party in the run-off. However, if you didn’t vote in the primary election at all, you are eligible to vote for either party run-off.
For more about the March 1 election results, see our story here.