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Polls Open Early in Lee County

Local Races to be Decided, Including Sheriff and Tax Assessor/Collector

Polls will open at 7 a.m. in Lee County on Tuesday, November 6, for the General Election. Several local elections will be decided on that day, provided the vote is not close enough to force a runoff. The most contested race is for Sheriff, where incumbent and 40- year veteran, Rodney Meyer, is challenged by Vince McCoy.

Incumbent Lee County Tax Assessor/Collector, Suzanne Kessler is also facing a challenger in this year’s election. David Matthijetz is running for that position, as well.

Two Lee County Constable races are contested, those for Precinct 2 and 4. Vernon J. Surman and Dennis R. Oltmann are running for the Lee County Constable, Precinct 2 position. Thomas Perez and Charles Kothmann are running for Lee County Constable, Precinct 4.

In Dime Box, three positions for School Board are up for election, with five people running. Steven Juel, Kenneth Ford, Douglas Spacek, Crystal Fritsche Scott and Lee R. Wiederhold all have their names on the ballot for Dime Box School Board Member.

Local positions on the ballot, but uncontested this year include Lee County Attorney, Martin J. Placke; Lee County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Maurice Pitts, Jr.; Lee County Commissioner, Precinct 3, Ronny W. Bradshaw; Lee County Constable, Precinct 3, Steve Lyles; and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 (unexpired term), Candace Cox Walch.

Some precincts in Lee County will also find the Board of Trustee Election for Austin Community College on their ballot. Positions for Places 7, 8 and 9 are up for election this go round.

Sample ballots can be found on the Lee County Clerk’s website: www. wo. lee. tx. us/ ips/ cms/ Elections.html.

The polls will close at 7 p.m., Tuesday night.

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