|(Seguin) -- Only one day remains until Tuesday's, March 6 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections. Although early voting ended on Friday, the Seguin Daily News today continues its countdown to election day by featuring the candidates of each of the locally contested races and allowing them to make their final pitch to voters. |
Among the races still to be featured is the position for Guadalupe County Commissioner Pct. 4. Three local candidates hope to pick up the Republican nomination. The winner of Tuesday's primary will go on to face Democratic Candidate Rebecca "Becca" Tucker in November.
Appearing on the ballot is Incumbent Judy Cope. Cope, who has served several years on the commissioners court, says she maintains a personal investment in everything she does on behalf of the residents of Guadalupe County. She says her commitment is around the clock management of all things good and all things that can still be improved.
"My only job is to represent the residents of Guadalupe County. The county pays for a full-time commissioner. It is a full-time job and that is what I really do enjoy is represent you. I'd like to help us continue to grow in a positive direction. I am currently on the committee for the study of the Cibolo Creek watching the water conditions -- it's one of our things that we need to always be aware of to ensure that we have good quality water -- recreational and drinking water. I have a lot of experience. I have a lot of love for the county and I would just be honored, again, to be elected and I am here today to ask for your vote for re-election to keep our county growing in a positive manner," said Cope.
Also appearing on the ballot for County Commissioner Pct. 4 is Candidate Daniel Kearns. Kearns says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work. Kearns says if elected, he'll work to make things happen.
"Guadalupe County needs somebody that is going to be a leader within the precinct not just sit by and idly take in the request of what they need. We need somebody that's going to rally all the communities together and show them the direction that they need. I am that candidate for you. I am a small business owner. I have lived within the county my whole life. My family lives in the county and get out and vote and please vote for Daniel Kearns," said Kearns.
The third candidate to appear on the ballot for Guadalupe County Commissioner Pct. 4 is T "Jake" Jacobs. Jacobs says planning for the future and making positive changes are his hopes for the office. Jacobs says he not only has the enthusiasm but also the experience needed to do the job.
"I think I am the only choice. What I can tell you about me is when I say I"m going to do something, I follow through and like we were talking about budgets and plans, I follow through and I look into the future and see if there is any way that we can fix it and make it better Voters, I'm looking to get your vote. I am asking for your vote. I am asking for a change in the county of Guadalupe -- Commissioners Court Pct. 4. I'm not Texan. I say I am now. I got here in 2003 but I am Texan. It just took me a long time to get here. I love and care about my community. I have a stellar background serving our country in the military and I'm asking for your vote. I am asking for your vote because I will be at work each and every day because it is a full-time job and I will be the best steward of your funds that you could ever ask for and will work hard to be in this position," said Jacobs.
The winner of this race, again, will face a Democratic challenger this fall. However if neither of the candidates earn at least 50 percent, plus one vote on Tuesday-- then there would be a runoff this spring between the top two vote getters. That winner will then advance to November.
The Joint Primary Election is slated for Tuesday, March 6.