By LIBBY CLUETT
In a tight Republican runoff election, unofficial results show Precinct 1 commissioner candidate Curtis D. Henderson inched ahead with 316 votes to opponent Bob Manskey's 307 votes. This margin sets up the likelihood of a recount.
A total of 623 Palo Pinto County voters cast ballots in the Precinct 1 commissioner runoff. There are no Democratic Party candidates for this place or for any county races on the November ballot.
“I’m happy and excited,” said Henderson, “but Mr. Manskey makes for a very tough opponent and he made me work for it.”
“I congratulate him,” said Manskey. “He was successful in convincing the majority of [Precinct 1 commissioner] voters.
Results will become official once Palo Pinto County Commissioners Court canvases votes in the coming week.
A total of 1,110 Palo Pinto County citizens voted in Tuesday’s primary runoff election, which included some state and federal races.
Read Thursday’s print edition for more on Tuesday’s election, with more comments by both candidates.