Texas SBOE Election Results: Farney or Russell?

Marsha Farney (left), Brian Russell (right)

State Board of Education Election Results

District 10 GOP primary: Brian Russell vs Marsha Farney

Farney Defeats Creationist Opponent!

THE link in the red box is to the website of the Texas Secretary of State where returns are posted for the Texas State Board of Education primary runoff election being held on 13 April 2010 (but at the moment they say it’s on the 9th — oops, they fixed it). The results will be dynamically updated every three minutes, so you can stay up-to-date by keeping the race results open in a separate browser tab, and refreshing it from time to time.

The website of the Texas Secretary of State has a place where all election returns are posted. Go here Election Night Returns to begin your search if you’re interested in other election contests.

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for. We last wrote about it here: Farney or Russell: Texas SBOE Runoff Getting Nasty.

The runoff is in District 10 to see who will be the GOP candidate for the seat currently held by Cynthia Dunbar, who didn’t run for re-election (see Dunbar’s Seat). It was Dunbar who recently purged Thomas Jefferson and the Enlightenment from the American Revolution (see Embracing the Dark Ages). The winner will then face Democrat Judy Jennings in the November general election. Here’s Jennings’ campaign website.

Brian Russell is Dunbar’s chosen successor, and Marsha Farney’s husband was a financial contributor to Obama’s Presidential campaign, so this has been an interesting contest.

There are no results available yet, but we wanted to post early so you’d have a place to check for news.

Update: For our analysis of the results, see Marsha Farney’s Victory: What Does It Mean?

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14 responses to “Texas SBOE Election Results: Farney or Russell?

  1. Brian Russell is Dunbar’s chosen successor, and Marsha Farney’s husband was a financial contributor to Obama’s Presidential campaign, so this has been an interesting contest.

    You don’t buy her explanation? It think you’re being needlessly hard on someone who could help end the McLeroy/Dunbar cabal, not to mention someone who strikes me as a conservative cut of a similar cloth as your own. Ah, well. Go, Dr. Farney! And at least we are united in supporting Rebecca Bell-Metereau over Ken “Cat-rat” Mercer.

  2. James F says: “You don’t buy her explanation?”

    No. But that’s her husband, not her.

  3. Very early results. About 20,000 votes so far. Farney is leading by 5,000 votes. Way too early to know if that’s a trend.

  4. She’s gonna win! 😀

  5. James F says: “She’s gonna win!”

    Maybe. 20% of precincts have reported. She’s still up by about 5,000 votes.

  6. About 37% of precincts have reported. Farney is now up by almost 7,000 votes.

  7. That’s good to see, but I won’t call it yet. The slow precincts may be all creationists.

  8. 54% of precincts reporting. Farney is still up by about 7,000 votes. There’s wailing in Seattle.

  9. 67% of precincts reporting. Farney is now up by more than 8,000 votes.

  10. Bad primary for the Religious Right! Joanie Muenzler, Randy Rives, Don McLeroy, and now Brian Russell, all knocked out. Only Ken Mercer got through. Dare I hope…could Rebecca beat him in the general election?

  11. James F says:

    Only Ken Mercer got through. Dare I hope…could Rebecca beat him in the general election?

    I can’t figure that one out. So far we’ve been dealing with GOP primaries, and it’s going well. Who knows what will happen when it’s Republican against Democrat? But Mercer certainly deserves to lose.

  12. 76% of precincts reporting. Farney is up by more than 8,000 votes. Be still, my heart!