[social] [social_icon link="/?feed=rss2" title="RSS" type="rss" /] [social_icon link="http://facebook.com/pioneer.sentinel" title="Facebook" type="facebook" /] [social_icon link="http://twitter.com/PioneerNewsNow" title="Twitter" type="twitter" /] [/social]

Early voting underway, continues through May 25


Early voting in the May 29 Republican and Democratic county, state and national primaries begins today, Monday, May 14, at the Clay County Courthouse Annex, 214 N. Main St., in Henrietta, and continues through May 25.

Early voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Voters in both parties also have the opportunity to choose several party referendum propositions.

Ballots read as follows:




  • Michele Bachmann
  • John Davis
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Jon Huntsman
  • Ron Paul
  • Charles “Buddy” Roemer
  • Mitt Romney
  • Rick Santorum

United States Senator

  • Ben Gambini
  • Glenn Anderson
  • Lela Pittenger
  • Joe Agris
  • Ted Cruz
  • Curt Cleaver
  • David Dewhurst
  • Tom Leppert
  • Craig James

United State Representative, District 13

  • Pamela Lee Barlow
  • Mac Thornberry


Railroad Commissioner

  • Christi Craddick
  • Warren Ohlsum
  • Beryl Burgess
  • Roland Sledge
  • Joe Cotten
  • Becky Berger

Railroad Commissioner, Unexpired Term

  • Barry Smitherman
  • Greg Parker
  • Al Lee
  • Elizabeth Murray-Kolb

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2

  • Don Willett
  • Steve Smith

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4

  • Joe Pool, Jr.
  • David Medina
  • John Devine

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6

  • Nathan Hecht

Presiding District Court of Appeals

  • Sharon Keller

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7

  • Barbara Parker Hervey

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8

  • Elsa Alcala

Member, State Board of Education, District 15

  • Anette Carlisle
  • Marty Rowley

State Senator, District 30

  • Jim Herblin
  • Craig Estes

State Representative, District 69

  • James Frank

Chief Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals

  • Terrie Livingston

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 4

  • Bob McCoy

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 5

  • Sue Walker

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 6

  • LeeAnn Campbell Dauphinot

District Judge, 97th Judicial District

  • Brandon Earp
  • Jack McGaughey

District Attorney, 97th Judicial District

  • Paige Williams
  • Ronald G. Walker
  • John Swenson


County Attorney

  • Seth Slagle


  • Randy Hanson
  • K.R. “Kenny” Lemons, Jr.
  • Harvey Freeman

County Tax Assessor-Collector

  • Dean Kyle
  • Maribel Longoria

County Commissioner, Precinct 3 (County Precinct 3 voters only)

  • John McGregor


  • Ronnie Pullin

County Chairman

  • Chris Riordan

Party Referendum

School Choice

The state should fund education by allowing dollars to follow the child instead of the bureaucracy, through a program which allows parents the freedom to choose their child’s school, public or private, while also saving significant taxpayer dollars.

  • Yes
  • No

Repealing Obamacare

Congress should immediately repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) and reject the rationing of healthcare by government or the intrusion by government into the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Yes
  • No

Public Prayer

Government should be prohibited from restricting the content of public prayer.

  • Yes
  • No

Balanced Budget/Controllong Government Growth

Out of control spending should be stopped at all levels of federal and state government through constitutional amendments limiting any increase in government spending to the combined increase of population and inflation, requiring voter approval.

  • Yes
  • No


The Texas Legislature should redraw the court-imposed lines for Congress and State legislative districts in its upcoming session in order to remedy inequities.

  • Yes
  • No




  • John Wolfe
  • Bob Ely
  • Darcy G. Richardson
  • Barack Obama

United State Senator

  • Grady Yarbrough
  • Paul Sadler
  • Addie Dainell Allen
  • Sean Hubbard


Railroad Commissioner

  • Dale Henry

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6

  • Michele Petty

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Keith Hampton

Member, State Board of Education, District 15

  • Steven D. Schafersman



  • Dee Litteken
  • Bruce R. Specht

County Tax Assessor-Collector

  • Bobbi Gilmore

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Voters of County Precinct 1 only)

  • R.L. “Lindy” Choate


  • Toby Davis

County Chairman

  • Joan Schaffner

Party Referendum

Proposition 1

Any graduate of a Texas high school, who has lived in the state for at least three years and lived here continuously for the last year, should be eligible for in-state tuition at state supported colleges and universities and given the opportunity to earn legal status through a higher education or military service.

  • For
  • Against

Proposition 2

Because a college education is increasingly necessary for jobs that allow our citizens to achieve middle class lifestyles and become the entrepreneurs who create the jobs that our economy relies on, we call on the Texas Legislature to fund colleges and universities such that tuition and fees can be affordable to all Texans.

  • For
  • Against

Proposition 3

Should the Texas Legislature allow the people of Texas to vote to legalize casino gambling with all funds generated being used only for education?

  • For
  • Against

About Author

The Pioneer Sentinel is an online newspaper designed to deliver the news of Clay County, Texas, in a concise and community-friendly format.

Comments are closed.