Bastrop’s new Mayor is a breath of fresh air — not to mention a civil engineer and its first woman mayor. Connie Schroeder’s victory with nearly 60%, trouncing Willie DeLaRosa!
In Place 3, Lyle Nelson is in a runoff with Lee Harle! Lyle’s message as a resident of Hunter’s Crossing — that all of Bastrop deserves representation on the council — is one we fully support. Riverside Grove resident/candidate Rachel Corbett’s 3rd place effort reinforces Lyle’s message for the runoff.
We BELIEVE that the runoff is Tuesday, June 6, with early voting starting on May 25. But, we await confirmation by the city and county of Bastrop. Stay tuned.
Nancy Wood ran a tight race (with 48.6%) against Bill Ennis in Place 4. We’re sorry to see she didn’t quite make it to victory. However, Ennis is filling out DeLaRosa’s term, so this seat will be up again next year. Ennis is now on notice to watch his step with the cronies (GOBs) at City Hall.
Folks, we do have a few bills to cover and our work is not done yet! Donate online or send us a check — nothing is too small. 🙂
NOTE! With the legislature in session until May 29th — the water marketers are dangerously close to getting some changes in the water code to facilitate mass movement of groundwater to the growth corridors. This is why these local elections are so important.
Keep an eye out for legislative alerts from LIV (League of Independent Voters). Act on them right away, please.
In our view, full civic participation is the only real answer to the mess we’re in.
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PPS If you know of similar victories or efforts in your community, please post them in the comments section of this alert. We love hearing from you!