Last night he lost his re-election! Yeah! From the Statesman this morning:
"...Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, a Republican who had been elected twice by his western Travis County precinct, narrowly lost to Democratic challenger Karen Huber.Wes is a great pal.
Daugherty won 46.39 percent of the vote to Huber’s 48.53 percent, according to final election numbers.
“I think the people are speaking,” Huber said late Tuesday. “They want a change from the top of the ticket to the bottom.”
Huber, a former Republican, challenged Daugherty mainly on the grounds that development in western Travis County is out of control and that Daugherty should be doing more to manage it.
Her campaign rested on the idea that a sizable number of that precinct’s residents were angry with Daugherty. Huber’s election means three of the five county commissioners have said they want to test the legal limits of the county’s land-use authority.
Daugherty’s campaign focused on the idea that the precinct was still happy with his performance.
He pitched himself as a candidate willing to make tough choices — such as a controversial plan to build a series of toll roads that Daugherty considers necessary, while opposing county budgets and tax bills he considers too large. He was annually the lone commissioner to vote against the budget.
That toll-road vote appears to have cost Daugherty the election.
Libertarian Wes Benedict, the race’s third candidate who received 5.08 percent of the vote, said anger over the toll-road vote was a main reason for his running."
Daugherty met the fate of many stubborn elected officials who refuse to listed to the people they pretend to serve. Such as commish Karen Sonleitner, Mayor Dwight Thompson, and others. And many other crooks like Mike Krusee just knew they couldn't win and failed to try and run again.
See my many past posts about Daugherty HERE.
We've had a ton of accomplishments since 2004, when the double tax tolls were born in Austin, TX. There are still other snakes like Senator Kirk Watson that MUST be removed from office.