Thursday, November 06, 2008

Daugherty gets dumped by voters


Republican incumbent loses Travis commissioner's race

Incumbent Daugherty loses to Huber


Austin American-Statesman
Copyright 2008

Democratic challenger Karen Huber beat Republican incumbent Gerald Daugherty in the Precinct 3 Travis County commissioner's race. Huber won with 48.5 percent of the vote, or 67,679 votes. Daugherty received 64,693 votes, or 46.3 percent of the vote, and Libertarian Wes Benedict got about 5 percent of the vote, or 7,088 votes.

Huber, a former Republican, challenged Daugherty on the grounds that development in western Travis County was out of control. Daugherty, who has served two terms as commissioner, pitched himself as a candidate willing to make tough choices such as with a controversial plan to build a series of toll roads. Benedict said anger over the toll road issue was his main reason for running.

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