Motz, Ackerman and Rapp win Republican Comal County Constable races

(Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Update: 10:55 p.m. CST

Comal County has declared winners in three contested races for constable elections in Precincts 1, 3 and 4.

In Precinct 1, Charlie Motz received 67.4% of the vote to defeat Christopher Braun's 32.6%. Motz had 3,769 votes to Braun's 1,823 when the election was called.

Incumbent Craig Ackerman defeated challenger Scott Head in Precinct 3. Ackerman received 57% of the vote and Head received 43%. Ackerman had 1,193 votes and Head had 899 when winners were announced.

In Precinct 4, incumbent Shane Rapp won a landslide victory against challenger Jerry Airola with 76% of the vote against 24%, respectively. Rapp had 4,859 votes to Airola's 1,532.

Results are unofficial until canvased.

Update: 9:50 p.m. CST

Partial results from 16 of Comal County's 27 polling locations have been reported.

Charlie Motz continues to lead the Precinct 1 Constable race with 68.43% of ballots and 3,180 votes. Christopher Braun has 31.57% of the vote and 1,467.

In Precinct 2, Craig Ackerman's 1,124 votes leads Scott Heads 832 with 57.46% and 42.54% of results, respectively.

Shane Rapp is winning Precinct 4 by a large margin with 3,899 votes and 76.66% or reported ballots. Jerry Airola has 1,187 votes and 23.34% of the vote.

The first return of early voting totals from Comal County show Charlie Motz has taken the lead for Precinct 1 Constable. Craig Ackerman leads the race for Constable in Precinct 3. Shane Rapp is leading in the constable race for Precinct 4.

Motz leads Christopher Braun with 2,239 votes and a 68.55% share of all early votes. Braun has 1,027 votes or a 31.45% share.

Ackerman leads Scott Head with 640 votes and a 58.18% share of all early votes. Head has 460 votes or a 41.82% share.

Rapp leads Jerry Airola with 2,835 votes and a 76.6% share of all early votes. Airola has 866 votes or a 23.4% share.

Totals from ballots cast on March 3 have yet to be released. Polls closed at 7 p.m. though voters who were in line at 7 p.m. were still able to cast ballots. Community Impact Newspaper will update this article as more Primary Election Day vote totals come in.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.