Recap: Election results yield passed bonds, new county judges

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The unofficial election results are in, and voters passed four bond propositions and a tax ratification election as well as elected two new county judges, among other races on the ballot. Here is a recap of the Nov. 6 general election.

Frisco ISD’s bond and tax election

Voters supported both of Frisco ISD’s measures on the ballot: a $691 million bond and a tax election that increases the maintenance and operations tax rate by $0.13. Read more about both measures here.

Collin County bond

All three of Collin County’s bond propositions also passed with strong voter approval. The propositions total $750 million, with two propositions focused on road projects and one dedicated for parks and open space.

County judges

With both Collin County and Denton County judges stepping down this year, voters elected two new county judges, both Republican. Chris Hill defeated Democratic opponent Danyell Lanier for Collin County judge with 57 percent of the votes. Andy Eads also beat Democratic opponent Diana Leggett for Denton County judge with 57 percent of the votes.

Fifth Court of Appeals

The Fifth Court of Appeals saw Democratic victories last night with some incumbents being unseated. Robert Burns won the chief justice race, defeating Republican and Place 11 Justice Douglas Lang. Democrats Robbie Partida-Kipness, Place 2; Erin Nowell, Place 5; Bill Pederson, Place 9; Amanda Reichek, Place 10; and Leslie Lester Osborne, Place 13, also defeated their incumbent opponents, who are all Republican. Democrats Cory Carlyle won Place 11, and Ken Molberg won Place 12.

Other local races

Here are the results of other local races on Frisco’s ballot:

  • U.S. representative, District 3: Republican Van Taylor won with 54 percent of the votes.
  • U.S. representative, District 26: Republican and incumbent Michael Burgess won with 60 percent of the votes.
  • State senator, District 8: Republican Angela Paxton won with 51 percent of the votes.
  • State representative, District 33: Republican and incumbent Justin Holland won with 65 percent of the votes.
  • State representative, District 106: Republican Jared Patterson won with 58 percent of the votes.
  • State Board of Education, District 12: Republican Pam Little won with 49 percent of the votes.
  • Collin County district clerk: Republican and incumbent Lynne Finley won with 58 percent of the votes.
  • Collin County clerk: Republican and incumbent Stacey Kemp won with 57 percent of the votes.
  • Collin County justice of the peace, Precinct 4: Republican and incumbent W. M. “Mike” Yarbrough won with 59 percent of the votes.
  • Denton County district clerk: Republican David Trantham won with 59 percent of the votes.
  • Denton County clerk: Republican and incumbent Juli Luke won with 58 percent of the votes.
  • Denton County treasurer: Republican and incumbent Cindy Yeatts Brown won with 78 percent of the votes.
  • Denton County justice of the peace, District 2: Republican and incumbent James R. DePiazza won with 55 percent of the votes.

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Lindsey Juarez
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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