2022 May Primary Runoff Election Results and Interviews

Eight percent of Brazos County’s more than 123,000 registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary runoff.

Elections administrator Trudy Hancock said that was the highest percentage in her six years in Brazos County.

There could be a change in the outcome of the Brazos County commission precinct four primary runoff election, where Prentiss Madison leads Wanda Watson by one vote. Hancock says they are reviewing 15 provisional ballots to determine if any can be counted. Wednesday is the last day they can accept regular mail ballots that were postmarked by election day. And they can accept overseas and military ballots through next Tuesday, which is a day later than usual because Monday is Memorial Day. Hancock says they will supervise the Brazos County Democratic Party canvass of the vote on June 2. After the canvass, the person who finishes in second place has two days to decide whether to request a recount.

Among other Brazos County results, Gabriel Garcia defeated Margaret Meece to receive the Republican nomination for district clerk. Garcia won by 1,461 votes, which was a margin of 15 percent.

Winning the Democratic nomination for Brazos County justice of the peace in precinct four was Darrell Booker, who defeated incumbent Celina Vasquez by 41 votes.

In the Republican runoff for county commissioner in precinct two, Chuck Konderla defeated current office holder Russ Ford by 207 votes. With no Democrats in the race, Konderla returns to the position he held for a short period after he was appointed by the county judge following the death of Sammy Catalena. Konderla was replaced by Ford when Ford was nominated by GOP precinct chairs and won the November 2020 election to serve the remaining two years of Catalena’s term.

In the GOP runoff for the House District 12 seat that includes Brazos County, Kyle Kacal won re-election after defeating Ben Bius by 2,737 votes…which was a margin of 19 percent.

Click below for a visit with Brazos County elections administrator Trudy Hancock and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Post primary runoff election visit with Brazos County elections administrator Trudy Hancock” on Spreaker.

Click below for a visit with Prentiss Madison and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Primary runoff election night visit with Prentiss Madison” on Spreaker.

Click below for a visit with Gabriel Garcia and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Primary runoff election night visit with Gabriel Garcia” on Spreaker.

Click below for a visit with Darrell Booker and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Primary runoff election night visit with Darrell Booker” on Spreaker.

Click below for a visit with Chuck Konderla and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Primary runoff election night visit with Chuck Konderla” on Spreaker.

Click below for a visit with Kyle Kacal and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

Listen to “Primary runoff election night visit with Kyle Kacal” on Spreaker.

Unofficial Brazos County election results – 8 of 8 voting centers reporting:

Republican Party Races

HOUSE DISTRICT 12 final unofficial from the Texas Secretary of State’s website:

Kyle Kacal: 9,534
Ben Bius: 6,797

Brazos County unofficial
Kyle Kacal: 1,705 (67.66%)
Ben Bius: 815 (32.34%)

Grimes County unofficial – 15 of 15 precincts reporting
Kyle Kacal: 1,104
Ben Bius: 1,031

Madison County unofficial – 4 of 4 precincts reporting
Kyle Kacal: 720 (64.86%)
Ben Bius: 390 (35.13%)

Robertson County unofficial – 13 of 13 precincts reporting
Kyle Kacal: 1,065 (70.48%)
Ben Bius: 446 (29.51%)

Walker County unofficial – 18 of 18 precincts reporting
Kyle Kacal: 3,246
Ben Bius: 2,263

Washington County unofficial – 20 of 20 precincts reporting
Kyle Kacal: 1,514
Ben Bius: 1,852

DISTRICT CLERK

Gabriel Garcia: 5,377 (57.86%)
Margaret Meece: 3,916 (42.14%)

COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 2

Russ Ford: 1,923 (47.45%)
Chuck Konderla: 2,130 (52.55%%)

PRECINCT CHAIR 27

Keith Ballasy: 212 (46.49%)
Rudy Schultz: 244 (53.51%)

PRECINCT CHAIR 64

Mary Stasiowski: 163 (36.55%)
Mark S. Browning: 283 (63.45%)

PRECINCT CHAIR 88

Brandon Gaines: 185 (55.39%)
Maria Schams: 149 (44.61%)

Democratic Party Races

COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 4

Prentiss Madison Sr.: 558 (50.04%)
Wanda Watson: 557 (49.96%)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PRECINCT 4

Darrell Booker: 583 (51.82%)
Celina Vasquez: 542 (48.18%)