Through early voting, voters objecting to bond elections in Ellis County

dfwnewsa | November 9, 2022 | 0 | Midlothian , Waxahachie News

Chris Roark, croark@cherryroad.com

Through early voting numbers, voters have so far pushed against a $94 million bond proposal in Red Oak ISD for a new middle school.

Plans call for a middle school on the west side of the district that would house approximately 1,200 students in grades six through eight. District officials said it would provide relief for the existing middle school that is over capacity with 1,600 students.

Through early voting, 57.6 percent of the voters (4,286 voters) have voted against the bond compared to 42.5 percent (3,235) who have supported it.

Early voting numbers also indicate opposition to the three propositions in Ferris ISD.

Proposition A ($11 million) would fund classroom expansion at Longino Elementary, classroom expansion and renovation at Ferris Junior High, improvements to existing security vestibules at two campuses, automated building access control at all campuses and expanded or enhanced camera systems. It has received 51.7 percent against (848 votes) and 48.3 percent in favor (793).

Proposition B ($8 million) would fund an addition to better accommodate the Ferris High School early college program called P-Tech. 54.8 percent (896) have voted against, and 45.2 percent (738) have voted in favor.

Proposition C ($4.5 million), which would fund renovations to the baseball and softball complex, including new turf, expanded bleachers and safety netting, has 65.8 percent (1,075) against with 34.2 percent (558) in favor.

In the city of Milford, voters are objecting Proposition A, 32 votes to 19. Proposition A calls for the adoption of a local sales and use tax of 2 percent.

However, in Ennis voters are supporting Proposition A 75.2 percent to 24.8 percent. Proposition A calls for the reauthorization of its sales and use tax.

Key races

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton, all Republicans, have sizable leads from Ellis County numbers, with 67, 66 and 65 percent of the votes, respectively.

Republican state senator candidates Bob Hall and Brian Birdwell lead in early voting with 73 and 77 percent, respectively.

Dan Cox and Louis Ponder lead in the race for Ellis County Justice of the Peace, Precincts 3 and 4, with 64 percent and 67 percent of the votes, respectively.

Around Ellis County, Sonja A. Brown leads in the race for Glenn Heights mayor with 58.1 percent (559) through Ellis County numbers. Stephanne Hale leads Machanta E. Newson in the race for Place 4 on the Glenn Heights City Council 63 percent to 37 percent.

For a complete list of results go to co.ellis.tx.us.

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