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Morgan, Steubing Enter Race for Blanco County Sheriff Spot
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 • Posted March 9, 2012

Blanco County Sheriff Robert “Bob” Morgan and County Precinct 4 Constable Ronald “Ronnie” Steubing have filed as candidates in the Republican Primary for Blanco County Sheriff.

Morgan was Chief Deputy under the late Sheriff Bill Elsbury, who unexpectedly passed away on February 20, and was appointed to the sheriff’s post during a special meeting of the county commissioners on February 28.

New District Maps Set, Second Filing Period Open

With the battle over redistricting at a conclusion, the second filing period has opened for primaries. Candidates wishing to file have until 6pm on Friday, March 9, as set by federal court order. The Republican Primary will be held May 29.

Incumbents (and Returning Council Member) File for City, School Board Seats

Monday, March 5, marked the end of the filing period for local candidates.

Three city council places–those held by Rebecca Howerton, Martin Sauceda, and Al Turner–are up for election this year. Robert “Bobby Mack” McClung, Martin Sauceda, and Al Turner have filed for those positions.

On the Blanco ISD School Board, Place 3, held by Kirk Felps, and Place 4, held by Darrel Wagner, are also up for election. The only candidates to file were Kirk Felps (Place 3) and Darrel Wagner (Place 4).

PEC Seeks Nominations

Eligible Pedernales Electric Cooperative members have until 5pm on April 9 to seek a nomination for the District 6 director position. District 6 includes parts of Blanco, Comal, and Hays counties. Petition materials can be found on or by calling 888-554-4732.

Track our local elections online at

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