Incumbents re-elected to Glenn Heights board in Tuesday’s vote


Shaunte Allen

Glenn Heights voters re-elected incumbents Travis Bruton, Sonja A. Brown and Shaunte L. Allen to city council in Tuesday night’s municipal election.

In the only contested race for office in Ellis County, Bruton was elected to another term in place 3 with 105 votes, or 77.21 percent. Challenger Juanyce Wilson received 23 votes, or 16.91 percent, and Bassam Isa received eight, or 5.88 percent.

Glenn Heights straddles the Ellis-Dallas County line. In the Dallas County part of the city, Bruton had 72 votes or 75.79%, followed by Wilson with 18 votes and Isa with five.

Brown and Allen were both unopposed. Brown was re-elected in place 1 and Allen in place 5.

Also on the ballot were eight constitutional amendments that were submitted to voters by the Texas Legislature. All eight proposals passed statewide with comfortable margins, but voters in Ellis County turned the tide by voting against Proposition 2 by a 54-46 margin.

Proposal 2 allows a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped or dilapidated areas of the county.

The other approved proposals added to the Texas Constitution are:

Proposition 1 (HJR 143)

“The constitutional amendment allowing charitable foundations of professional sports teams of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to hold charity raffles at rodeo venues.”

Proposition 3 (SJR 27)

“The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or any political subdivision of this state from banning or limiting religious services by religious organizations. “

Proposition 4 (SJR 47)

“The constitutional amendment modifying the conditions of eligibility of a judge of the supreme court (sic), of a judge of the criminal court of appeal, of a judge of a court of appeal and of a district judge. “

Proposition 5 (HJR 165)

“The constitutional amendment granting additional powers to the State Commission on the Conduct of Judges in relation to candidates for judicial office”.

Proposition 6 (SJR 19)

“The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visits.”

Proposition 7 (HJR 125)

“The constitutional amendment allowing the surviving spouse of a person with a disability to receive a limitation on ad valorem taxes from the school district on the homestead of the spouse’s residence if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person’s death . “

Proposition 8 (SJR 35)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide an ad valorem exemption from taxation of all or part of the market value of the homestead residential property of the surviving spouse of a member of the United States armed forces who is killed or fatally injured in the performance of his duties. “

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