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Section A: General News


Republicans OK Welfel for Pct. 2 slot




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July 2, 2014 | 4,105 views | 25 comments

The Republican Party’s candidate for Wilson County Pct. 2 commissioner on the November ballot will be Thomas Welfel, following a 3-1 vote by the party’s Precinct 2 executive committee June 30.

Welfel and Michael A. “Mike” Abbott were the candidates in the party’s March 4 primary, which Abbott won, 483 votes to 464. Abbott was declared ineligible in early April, due to an error on his filing paperwork.

After the meeting, Ruby Manen, the party’s county chairman, said she understood the decision was made after the committee deliberated at length in executive session. She confirmed the certificate of replacement nomination form has been filed with Wilson County Clerk Eva Martinez, duly signed by the committee’s chairman, Deci Murphy.

Murphy said four members of the committee were present -- herself, Dick Evins, Melissa Shannon, and Ginger Zillmann. Linda Vick was absent.

“It was not the least bit contentious,” Murphy said. “We’re dealing with two nice gentlemen. The vote was 3 to 1. This was a very difficult decision.”

Wilson County Patriots member Carter Thomas has watched the nomination process closely.

Though not present for the meeting, he offered his perspective on the proceedings.

“I disagree with the meeting taking place largely in executive session to do the people’s business,” Thomas said. “The people voted for Mike Abbott. If I have the opportunity and authority, I will seek an opinion ... to see why the county executive committee is not covered by the Texas Open Meetings Act.”
 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 9, 2014 7:28am
 
Squawk Box ... One S short ? :-)

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
July 9, 2014 7:19am
 
WILSON COUNTY MISSISIPPI

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 8, 2014 1:37pm
 
Typo in 3rd line of last post.... (I) should read (If). SAT

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 8, 2014 1:30pm
 
Deci and Lester. Come on ! Defend the indefensible if you can. I you need someone to add eloquence to your statements, 'Its Me" might be of some assistance. LOL

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 8, 2014 1:15pm
 
Lester can't type, he still has his foot in mouth.

 
Mr. Tibbs  
Floresville  
July 8, 2014 1:07pm
 
lester , obviously YOU failed to read in the article where he said it was a mistake made in haste,, unless you wish not to take the man at his word....

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 7, 2014 4:36am
 
Indefensible..... 1. (a) Incapable of being maintained as right or valid. (b) Incapable of being justified or excused. It's a bit amusing to observe the few republicans trying to defend the indefensible. A foolish ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 4, 2014 4:32pm
 
If checks can be washed, so can ballot applications. Just saying.

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
July 4, 2014 3:11pm
 
In the 2012 elections, Republicans shot themselves in the foot by choosing candidates that were not likely to succeed in the general election. It appears that the Wilson County Republican party officials ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 4, 2014 9:55am
 
Yep, when the Democrats moved to the far left, it didn't take long for the GOP to fill the empty space. Not a dime's difference.

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