Rickhoff, DeBerry headed to runoff in GOP race for Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 3

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Tom Rickhoff and Trish DeBerry
Tom Rickhoff and Trish DeBerry (KSAT)

BEXAR COUNTY, TexasUPDATE: Tom Rickhoff and Trish DeBerry are headed for a runoff in the race for the Republican Bexar County Precinct 3 candidacy.

Rickhoff totaled 33% of the vote, and DeBerry 28% with all precincts reporting.

Christine Hortick won the race for the Democratic candidacy with 59% of the vote.

The runoff election will be on May 26.

Kevin Wolff announced his retirement in August, leaving the seat vacant.

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(Previously)

Republican candidates Weston Martinez, John (The Marine) Casares, Ellen Pfeiffer, Judy Stuller, Kenny Vallespin and Celeste Brown, are vying for the seat that will be left vacant by Kevin Wolff.

Democrats Ismael Reyes, Alfonso Perez and Christine Hortick are running for the Democratic nomination.

If no candidate in each primary receives 50%, plus one vote, then the top two vote-getting candidates head into a runoff election on May 26.

Candidate

Votes

%

Tom Rickhoff(R)
13,04633%
Trish DeBerry(R)
11,02228%
Weston Martinez(R)
3,87410%
John (The Marine) Casares(R)
3,0437%
Ellen Pfeiffer(R)
2,9607%
Celeste Brown(R)
2,8987%
Kenny Vallespin(R)
1,0612%
Judy Stuller(R)
6491%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(280 / 280)

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Wolff, who is the only Republican on the Bexar County Commissioners Court, won in 2016 with more than 58% of the vote. He announced his retirement last August.

DeBerry, founder of marketing agency The DeBerry Group and a former TV anchor, raised $112,242 in the second half of 2019, according to her semiannual campaign finance report.

Deberry also ran for mayor in 2009 and lost the election to the now-former mayor and former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.

Rickhoff also has some name recognition among local voters. He is a former probate judge whose career dates back to 1978. The candidate has ramped up public attacks against Deberry in this race.

The race for the GOP nomination will likely head to a runoff. The candidate who wins that race will have a good chance of replacing Wolff in the North Side district, which will likely trend Republican in the Nov. 3 election.

Candidate

Votes

%

Christine Hortick(D)
28,20659%
Alfonso Perez(D)
10,26621%
Ismael Reyes(D)
8,78418%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(280 / 280)

Reyes served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era and as a founder and CEO of his distribution company, according to his campaign website.

Hortick is a lawyer and former Congressional aide.

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About the Author:

Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio for five years. Before living in SA, Ivan covered border news in the Rio Grande Valley.