During a meeting on November 19, the Mason County Commissioners' Court reviewed the results of the November 6 general election and certified those results.
Mason County, like most of the state of Texas, voted strongly Republican, endorsing Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan for the presidential race, and Ted Cruz for the Senate seat vacated by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's retirement.
963 Mason County residents voted straight ticket Republican, while 212 voted straight ticket Democrat. Five voted straight ticket Libertarian, while one voted straight ticket Green.
All of those straight ticket votes are included in the final vote tallies that follow.
President and Vice President
Republican - Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, 1565 votes
Democrat - Barack Obama/Joe Biden, 380 votes
Libertarian - Gary Johnson/Jim Gray, 22 votes
Green - Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, 1 vote
Nationally, President Obama had 62,611,250 votes to Governor Romney's 59,134,475.
Statewide, Governor Romney had 4,555,857 votes, President Obama 3,294,482, Johnson 88,111, and Stein 24,450.
United States Senator
Republican - Ted Cruz, 1447 votes
Democrat - Paul Sadler, 435 votes
Libertarian - John Jay Myers, 39 votes
Green - David B. Collins, 12 votes
Statewide, Cruz had 4,456,654 votes, Sadler 3,183,359, Myers 161,463 and Collins 67,791.
US Representative, District 11
Republican - Mike Conaway, 1511 votes
Democrat - Jim Riley, 366 votes
Libertarian - Scott J. Ballard, 51 votes
Statewide, Congressman Conaway had 177,166 votes, Riley 41,842, and Ballard 6,283.
State Senator, District 28
Republican - Robert Duncan, 1488 votes
Libertarian - M. J. (Smitty) Smith, 179 votes
Statewide, Senator Duncan had 183,062 votes to Smith's 28,811.
State Representative, District 53
Republican - Harvey Hilderbran, 1555 votes
District Attorney, 198th Judicial District
Republican - Scott Monroe, 1535 votes
Republican - Shain V. H. Chapman, 1631 votes
Sheriff and Tax Assessor-Collector
Republican - Buster Nixon, 1628 votes
Commissioner - Precinct 1
Republican - Wayne Hofmann, 428 votes
Commissioner - Precinct 3
Republican - G. Stanley Toeppich, 464 votes
Commissioner - Precinct 4 (unexpired term)
Republican - Stephen Mutschink, 472 votes