Gainesville Daily Register
Officials from the Cooke County clerk’s office released a finalized list of canvassed Election Day 2012 votes on Thursday.
The local votes, which underwent the canvassing process beginning Nov. 19, included a total of 14,420 ballots cast from among the county’s 23,408 registered voters in 31 precincts.
The numbers that follow include early voting and election day results for locally relevant races:
The canvass revealed that among Cooke County’s straight party votes, 7,468 were among Republican Party members; 1,231 were among Democratic Party members; 64 were among Libertarian Party members; and 16 were among Green Party members.
Canvassing revealed that 11,951 Cooke County votes went to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan; 2,246 went to Barack Obama and Joe Biden; 125 went to Gary Johnson and Jim Gray; 27 went to Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala; and write-in candidate Virgil Goode received two votes.
District 30 state senator candidate Craig Estes received 11,513 Cooke County votes and opponent Richard Forsythe Jr. received 1,275 votes.
Unopposed District 68 state representative candidate Drew Springer received 12,104 Cooke County votes.
District 15 State Board of Education candidate Marty Rowley received 11,101 Cooke County votes and Steven D. Schafersman received 2,451 votes.
Several local candidates ran unopposed on Nov. 6, having received a majority vote against other candidates during primary elections earlier in 2012.
235th District Judge Janelle Haverkamp received 11,960 Cooke County votes.
235th District Attorney Janice Warder received 11,887 Cooke County votes.
County Attorney Ed Zielinski received 11,940 Cooke County votes.
County Sheriff Terry Gilbert received 12,132 Cooke County votes.
County Tax Assessor/Collector Billie Jean Knight received 12,307 Cooke County votes.
County Treasurer Patty Brennan received 11,893 Cooke County votes.
Pct. 1 Commissioner Gary Hollowell received 2,798 Cooke County votes.
Pct. 3 Commissioner Al Smith received 2,578 Cooke County votes.
Pct. 1 Constable Chris Watson received 7,969 Cooke County votes.
Pct. 4 Constable Russ Harper received 4,040 Cooke County votes.