Saturday, May 06, 2006
Kelvin Moxley - Write-In
Kelvin stepped forward to run as a write-in for County Clerk. The state legislature created this 5% threshold. For a Republican going countywide it appeared impossible. Kelvin obtained 974 write-in votes or 3.77% with only a three week campaign.
Kelvin had to receive 5% of 25,819 votes in write-ins, while the two Democrats running countywide as write-ins needed 5% of 6,932. This is NOT an even playing field.
The two Democrats are one that has served several terms as Mayor and ran unsuccessfully for Governor and Mayor. The other got trounced 4 years ago in his bid to defeat Sheriff Hutchison. Kelvin didn't have the name recognition these two had, and his hands were tied with a 5% of nearly 2.5 times their amount.
Good job Kelvin.
Posted by Brian Hornback at 7:20 AM