Nov. 4 ballot

08/31/2014 5:14 PM

08/31/2014 5:14 PM

Here’s a look at most of what will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot in Tarrant County. There may still be a handful of city and school initiatives on the ballot that have yet to be determined.

(I) means incumbent.

Propositions

(Statewide) Proposition 1: This proposed constitutional amendment proves for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.

City of Arlington, Prop. 1: The issuance of $160,130,000 general obligation bonds for street improvements, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

City of Arlington, Prop. 2: The issuance of $60,000,000 general obligation bonds for park, open space and recreation improvements and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

City of Arlington, Prop. 3: The issuance of $9,780,000 general obligation bonds for fire fighting facilities, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

City of Arlington, Prop. 4: The issuance of $6,090,000 general obligation bonds for library improvements, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

City of Azle: The re-authorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Azle, Texas at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.

City of Forest Hill: The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Forest Hill, Texas at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.

City of Fort Worth, Prop. 1: Authorizing the City of Fort Worth to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, construction and renovation of a multipurpose arena at the intersection of Harley Avenue and Gendy Street and other adjacent support facilities as a venue project, and to impose an admissions tax on each ticket sold as admission to an event held at the venue project, at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) of the price of the ticket, for the purpose of financing the venue project.

City of Fort Worth, Prop. 2: Authorizing the City of Fort Worth to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, construction and renovation of a multipurpose arena at the intersection of Harley Avenue and Gendy Street and other adjacent support facilities as a venue project, and to impose a livestock facility use tax on each stall or pen used or occupied by livestock during an event held on one or more consecutive days in which the venue project is used, not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) in the aggregate per stall or pen rental for any event, for the purpose of financing the venue project.

City of Fort Worth, Prop. 3: Authorizing the City of Fort Worth to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, construction and renovation of a multipurpose arena at the intersection of Harley Avenue and Gendy Street and other adjacent support facilities as a venue project, and to impose a parking tax on each motor vehicle parking in a parking facility that serves or will serve the venue project, not to exceed five dollars ($5.00) for each motor vehicle, for the purpose of financing the venue project.

City of Reno: The adoption of a local sales and use tax in the City of Reno at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

City of Richland Hills: Whether the Richland Hills Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for ten years and the crime control and prevention district sales tax of three-eighth cent should be continued for ten years.

Aledo school district: The issuance of $61,500,000 of bonds by Aledo Independent School District for the acquisition, construction and equipment of school buildings, including the purchase of new school buses, and the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings and levying the tax in payment thereof, including the costs of any credit agreements executed in connection with the bonds.

Birdville school district: The issuance of $163,200,000 of bonds by Birdville Independent School District for the acquisition, construction and equipment of school buildings and the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings and levying the tax in payment thereof, including the costs of any credit agreements executed in connection with the bonds.

Keller school district: The issuance of $169,500,000 of bonds by Keller Independent School District for the acquisition, construction and equipment of school buildings and the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings and levying the tax in payment thereof, including the costs of any credit agreements executed in connection with the bonds.

City elections

Benbrook, City Council, Place 2: Renee Franklin, Charlie Anderson (i)

Benbrook, City Council Place 6: Mark Mourer, Mark Washburn (i)

Keller, City Council Place 2: Armin Mizani, Christopher Whatley, Frank Roszell

Town of Trophy Club, Council member Place 4: Jeanne Buck, Tim Kurtz, Gregory Wilson

City of White Settlement, Mayor: George Klecan, Jerry Burns (i), Ronald A. White

City of White Settlement, Council Place 1: Gunnar Rasmussen, Johnny Powell, Paul Moore

Candidates in contested races on the Tarrant County ballot:

U.S. Senator: Republican John Cornyn (i), Democrat David M. Alameel, Libertarian Rebecca Paddock, Green Party Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez

U.S. Rep., District 6: Republican Joe Barton (i), Democrat David E. Cozad, Libertarian Hugh Chauvin

U.S. Rep., District 12: Republican Kay Granger (i), Democrat Mark Greene, Libertarian Ed Colliver

U.S. Rep., District 24: Republican Kenny E. Marchant (i), Democrat Patrick McGehearty, Libertarian Mike Kolls

U.S. Rep., District 25: Republican Roger Williams (i), Democrat Marco Montoya, Libertarian John Betz

U.S. Rep., District 26: Republican Michael Burgess (i), Libertarian Mark Boler

U.S. Rep., District District 33: Democrat Marc Veasey (i), Libertarian Jason Reeves

Governor: Republican Greg Abbott, Democrat Wendy R. Davis, Libertarian Kathie Glass, Green Party Brandon Parmer

Lieutenant Governor: Republican Dan Patrick, Democrat Leticia Van de Putte, Libertarian Robert D. Butler, Green Party Chandrakantha Courtney

Attorney General: Republican Ken Paxton, Democrat Sam Houston, Libertarian Jamie Balagia, Green Party Jamar Osborne

Comptroller of Public Accounts: Republican Glenn Hegar, Democrat Mike Collier, Libertarian Ben Sanders, Green Party Deb Shafto

Commissioner of the General Land Office: Republican George P. Bush, Democrat John Cook, Libertarian Justin Knight, Green Party Valerie Alessi

Commissioner of Agriculture: Republican Sid Miller, Democrat Jim Hogan, Libertarian David (Rocky) Palmquist, Green Party Kenneth Kendrick

Railroad Commissioner: Republican Ryan Sitton, Democrat Steve Brown, Libertarian Mark A. Miller, Green Party Martina Salinas

Chief Justice, Supreme Court: Republican Nathan Hecht (i), Democrat William Moody, Libertarian Tom Oxford

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6, Unexpired Term: Republican Jeff Brown (i), Democrat Lawrence Edward Meyers, Libertarian Mark Ash

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7: Republican Jeff Boyd (i), Democrat Gina Benavides, Libertarian Don Fulton, Green Party Charles E. Waterbury

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8: Republican Phil Johnson (i), Libertarian RS Roberto Koelsch, Green Party Jim Chisolm

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3: Republican Bert Richardson, Democrat John Granberg, Libertarian Mark W. Bennett

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4: Republican Kevin Patrick Yeary, Libertarian Quanah Parker, Green Party Judith Sanders-Castro

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9: Republican David Newell, Libertarian William Bryan Strange III, Green Party George Joseph Altgelt

State Board of Education, District 11: Republican Patricia “Pat” Hardy (i); Democrat Nancy Bean; Libertarian Craig Sanders

State Board of Education, District 13: Democrat Erika Beltran, Libertarian Junart Sodoy

State Senator, District 9: Republican Kelly Hancock (i), Democrat Gregory R. Perry

State Senator, District 10: Republican Konni Burton, Democrat Libby Willis, Libertarian Gene Lord, Green Party John Tunmire

State Representative, District 91: Republican Stephanie Klick (i), Democrat David L. Ragan, Libertarian Felecia Whatley

State Representative, District 92: Republican Jonathan Stickland (i), Democrat Tina Penney

State Representative, District 94: Republican Tony Tinderholt, Democrat Cole Ballweg, Libertarian Robert Harris

State Representative, District 95: Republican Albert G. McDaniel, Democrat Nicole Collier (i)

State Representative, District 96: Republican Bill Zedler (i), Libertarian Quinn Eaker

State Representative, District 97: Republican Craig Goldman (i), Libertarian Rod Wingo

State Representative, District 101: Democrat Chris Turner (i), Libertarian Carl Nulsen

District Judge 297th Judicial District: Republican David Hagerman, Democrat Gwinda Burns

Judge, County Criminal Court No. 2: Republican Carey Walker, Democrat Leon Reed Jr.

District Clerk: Republican Tom Wilder (i), Democrat Cynthia Toodle, Libertarian John Clare

County Commissioner, Precinct No. 2: Republican Andy Nguyen (i), Democrat Kenneth Sanders

County Commissioner, Precinct No. 4: Republican J.D. Johnson (i), Democrat Steve Lerma

Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1: Republican Ralph Swearingin (i), Democrat Pilar Candia

Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 5: Republican Cheryl Surber, Democrat Sergio L. De Leon (i)

Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 7: Republican Matt Hayes (i), Democrat Sandra Lee

Source: Tarrant County Elections Office

— Compiled by Anna M. Tinsley

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