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House District 13 Chaos Continues; Special Election Headed to Run-Off

The Texas House District 13 race is heading to another run-off. Not one of the three candidates running in the May 5 special election gathered 50 percent of the vote needed to fill the unexpired term of ex-state Rep. Leighton Schubert.

The two Republicans in the race, former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman and Austin County businesswoman Jill Wolfskill, will face each other in a run-off on a date that has not yet been set. District-wide results showed Leman leading Wolfskill 43 percent to 37 percent. The lone Democrat, Cecil Webster of Carmine, came in third with about 20 percent of the overall vote.

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Results from all the May 5 elections are listed below:

State of Texas

State Representative, District 13 (to fill the unexpired term of Leighton Schubert, who resigned earlier this year.)

*Ben Leman (Rep.) 43.31%

*Jill Wolfskill (Rep.) 36.86%

Cecil Ray Webster, Sr. (Dem) 19.82%

*Headed to Runoff

(w) indicates winner


City of La Grange

Councilmember Ward 2 Total Votes

Jackie Skelton 18

(w) Violet “Patsy” Zbranek 43


City of Schulenburg

Aldermann Place 3

(w) Geoffrey Schiffli 298

Alderman Place 4

Arnold Stoever 186

(w) Benjamin Herzik 225

Alderman Place 5

Harvey Hercik 171

(w) Larry Veselka 249


Schulenburg ISD Board


Tony Shank 162

Terry L. Proske 227

(w) Michael “Dumas” Demel 362

(w) Michael Zweschper 367

Trustee (Special Election)

Joe Santana 92

(w) Stephen E. Dees 412

Bo Thibodeaux 177


Fayetteville ISD

Trustee, Place 3 

Matt Taylor 63

(w) Mark Schmitt 127


City of Carmine

Proposition: The reauthorization of the sales and use tax in the City of Carmine, Texas at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

(w) For 15

Against 0

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