Voters decide hundreds of local races in North Texas

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Posted on May 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Updated Sunday, May 13 at 9:13 AM

Saturday was Election Day across North Texas for more than 400 local races and school board seats.

One upset we're monitoring is for Dallas ISD Trustee District 3, where incumbent Bruce Parrott is out. With 93 percent of the votes counted, Parrott lost 37 to 63 percent to challenger Dan Micciche.

In Fort Worth City Council District 8, there will be a runoff between Ramon Romero and Kelly Allen Grey. Romero was the top vote-getter with 45 percent in a special election to replace Kathleen Hicks, who is running for the 33rd Congressional District.

In Richland Hills, a proposal to consolidate with North Richland Hills has failed; 82 percent of voters opposed the plan.

In Irving, U.S. Department of Justice monitors were on hand for Saturday's elections. We know at least one monitor was inside Irving High School watching for any signs of discrimination.

The federal government is watching Irving City Council and school board races, but there is no word of any possible problems.

As is usual on an Election Eay without any marquee contests, voter turnout was low. Dallas County Elections reported 5.49 percent of registered voters cast ballots; Tarrant County tallied a 6.4 percent turnout.

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