UPDATE: Walt Smith is the Republican candidate for Hays County Precinct 4 commissioner, according to early election results


Receiving a little more than 58 percent of the vote, Republican candidate Walt Smith will be the party’s nomination in the general election for Hays County Precinct 4 commissioner.

Unofficial election results for tonight’s primary show Skipton received 41.43 percent of the vote as of 10 p.m.

Smith will face Democratic challenger Omar Baca in the November general election. Baca is running unopposed in the primary elections.

Ray Whisenant, a Republican who currently holds the seat, said in 2017 he will retire when his term ended.

Walt Smith is running for Hays County commissioners court in 2018. (via Courtesy Walt Smith)

Walt Smith

2,169, or 58.56 percent of the vote.

Jimmy Skipton (left) at a League of Women Voters of Hays County debate in February. (via Marie Albiges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jimmy Skipton

1,535, or 41.44 percent of the vote.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. For more local primary election results and coverage, visit communityimpact.com/vote.

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Marie Albiges
Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.
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