Spiller, Carter go to District 68 runoff election

As expected there was a low voter turnout for Saturday’s District 68 Texas House election and it will go to a runoff since no candidate earned the 50 percent majority.
Across the district there were 100,260 total votes cast for a 9.12 percent voter turnout. Montague County saw 8.27.
David Spiller, a Jacksboro attorney, fell shy of 50 percent earning 43.88 percent. He won 20 of the 22 counties in District 68 with 4,010 votes.
Jason Brinkley, former Cooke County judge, took his home county of Cooke with 1,143 votes, while John Berry won Crosby with 73 votes.
Craig Carter, a Metroplex area businessman who lists his residence in Nocona, earned 18.07 percent of 1,651 votes to make the runoff. Carter saw 305 votes in Montague County, but Spiller took it with 463 votes.
Overall vote totals were: John Berry, Jacksboro, 1,594 votes; Jason Brinkley, Gainesville, 1,489; Craig Carter, Nocona, 1,651; Charles Gregory, Childress, 395 and David Spiller, Jacksboro, 4,010 votes.
No runoff date will be set until all the votes have been canvassed.