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Smith, Archer Will Vie For Commission Seat

By Staff | May 9, 2018

Republican Mike Smith will face off against Julia A. Archer (Democrat) in November for a vacant seat on the Tyler County Commission. Smith was a clear frontrunner compared to other Republicans. He received 415 votes, while Archer received 305. The other Democrat on the ballot, Charlie Delauder, received 160 votes.

As for other Republican commission candidates, those results were as follows: Scott Strode, 231; Roseanne Eastham, 230; Mike Galluzzo, 167; Steven Thomas, 157; and Rod Fitzwater, 149.

“I’m pleased to make it through the primary,” said Smith of his victory. “I’m ready for the general election in the fall, and hopefully I can take the open seat on the commission.”

Katrina Byers (743 votes, West District), Larry Thomas (702, Central District), and Dave “D-Bob” Roberts (692, Central District) will take the three vacant seats on the Tyler County Board of Education in July. Other candidates and votes were as follows: Tarina Dawn Morris (249, North District); Roger Kimble (651, North); Alex Northcraft (516, West District); James Mason (334, South District); Ralph Thomas (284, South District); and Julia Bolin (490, South District).

The number of seats open per district were as follows: North, 2; Central, 2; West, 1; and South, 1.

The Fire and EMS Levies on the Tyler County ballot also each passed by wide margins. The Fire Levy passed with 1,275 votes in favor and 405 against. Meanwhile, the EMS Levy passed with 1,308 votes in favor, and 406 votes against.

In Tyler County, Alex King received 708 votes for the Republican nod for the House of Delegates Sixth District Seat. David Kelly captured 606 of the votes. These figures do not factor in the other counties the Sixth District covers.