This is an summary of Victoria’s native political tales and occasions in 2020.
VICTORIA, Texas – 2020 began off like every other 12 months, with many people excited to see what was developing forward for our nationwide and native political races. This election has been described as one of the vital distinctive races in American Historical past however has additionally been acknowledged because the election with probably the most voter turnout with a 66.2 % nation-wide voting eligibility.
Texas has a historical past of huge political involvement, for Victoria county, it’s no totally different. Certainly one of UHV’s professors, Craig Goodman, even inspired his college students to vote. With a view to improve the youthful voter turnout, which is often scrutinized.
Trying again, we additionally got here throughout the difficulty of political indicators getting stolen or vandalized right here in Victoria. The place Invoice Pozzi, the Republican Chair and Pat Tally, the Democratic Chair shared their reactions to this challenge. Later we had Ben Zeller, County Choose, clarify to us in additional depth the political signal legal guidelines positioned in Texas.
“I’ve spoken to a number of individuals this week, who’ve needed to know why even permit marketing campaign indicators on county-owned property. The reason being whereas it’s a authorities owned constructing, it’s additionally an early voting location and as an early voting location it’s coated by the Texas election code,” Zeller defined.
On November 3rd, Election Day, we had been capable of converse one-on-one with each native Democrats and Republicans operating for the VISD college board and County Tax Assessor. Because the outcomes got here out, the winners – Hernandez and Bernal – had been completely happy to realize their positions, with the intention to serve the neighborhood.
“I simply wish to thank, an enormous thanks to all my donors that helped all through my marketing campaign, with out you none of this is able to have been attainable. The voters, everybody who supported me, with out y’all I wouldn’t be standing proper right here,” mentioned Ashley Hernandez.
“Nicely, I’m simply excited to be right here. So that you just very a lot to KAVU and we’re trying ahead to the outcomes tonight. I can say very emphatically that I actually wish to work exhausting constantly, ask some powerful questions, and most significantly for us to be a aggressive college district – not solely in educational and pupil efficiency, however for our compensation for our staff,” mentioned Bret Baldwin.
Most lately, the Victoria County Commissioners have applied banning outsized political indicators on County Property. Zeller additionally defined how these modifications will solely permit small yard indicators on County owned property.
“Numerous people assume that something goes with regards to marketing campaign indicators on county property. That’s not true. There are steps that we are able to take, and the Commissioner’s Courtroom is taking these steps now that the election is over,” Zeller mentioned.
Commissioners have mentioned including one other Early Voting Location in Precinct quantity 2. 2020 has actually been a singular 12 months, whereas modifications are happening, our native leaders proceed to work for the neighborhood as Victoria continues to develop.
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