Parker County voters reflected the Republican wave in Tuesday voting around the country, only more so. GOP candidates were the recipients of 15,217 (about 85 percent) of straight-ticket voters in Parker County, and Republican candidates in individual races received anywhere from the low-70s to mid-80s in term of percentage of the vote in their races.
The least strong Republican in statewide voting appeared to be Rick Perry, who received 22,088 votes in his race against Democratic challenger Bill White's 6,978, or a percentage differential of about 73-23 percent.
At the top end of the percentage scale, Comptroller of Public Accounts incumbent Susan Combs received 89.74 percent of county votes against Libertarian and Green Party challengers. Down the ballot, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals GOP candidate Cheryl Johnson received the same percentage against a Libertarian candidate.
Locally, State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) received 24,309 votes, or 86.14 percent, against Libertarian challenger Richard Wells Forsythe, Jr.
All other local county races were Republicans running unopposed. Tuesday's balloting, however, will make a couple of races official. Dusty Renfro will now officially be the new Precinct 4 Commissioner Elect, and Lynn Marie Johnson will take office in January as the new Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4.