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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitunq I Mn 01 A OQ DnnaoO Cortnnc WEDNESDAY 1982 25 cants 214 28 Sections USPS 377880 Stall photo by Richardson Rosie Bosenbury gets a victory hug from husband Paul Bosenbury pace GOP victories Unlike the state voting Republicans fared quite well in Comal capturing the majority of the local contested races and the contest for slate represen tative of this In what remained a close race to the Republican Rosie Bosen bury defeated Democrat Betty Moorhead in her quest for County And in the race for state representative of district which includes Kendall and Guadalupe Counties Republican Edmund Kuempel from Seguin won by a sizeable majority over Democrat John Taylor of Kuempel was the obvious favorite of Comal County He received local This compares lo Taylors tolal in Comal County of Kuempel was also the favorite in the other two counties picking up a sizeable margin in those In Guadalupe Kuempel got voles to Taylors In Kendall he won by almost a 2 to 1 receiving votes to Taylors Tom Loeffler RHunti also had no trouble defeating his Democratic opponent Charlie Slough from in the 21st Congressional which covers Comal Of the 322 precincts of a total of 345 precincts Loeffler recieved votes to Sloughs The County Clerks one of the more highly publicized in this was close until the last voting precinct was Moorhead lost thai race by 339 She received votes to Bosen burys The other locally contested county race was not as Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Curly had no trouble in defeating his Democratic opponent Carrol Smith beat Matheny by an almost twotoone Smith received 602 while Matheny raked in Contacted after the Bosen bury commented that she felt the voters really studied the issues and the candidates for the race to be as close as it But by the voters choosing Bosenbury felt that she was ob viously the better who congradulated Bosenbury on her noted that she and the many people who worked for her campaign did the best they Its the Lords said Moorhead at her campaign I guess hes just got something better in mind for When asked if she might run for this office Moorhead I just might you never Bosenburys first priority now that shes been elected is to work with Irene the current County Clerk to get myself ready for the who will retire as County Clerk after serving in that capacity since congratulated Bosenbury after the returns were Youre not going to have an easy time of it said Well I hope to be half as good as you Bosenbury JACQUELINE SMITH Mund win George upsets Heitkamp By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Two new faces will appear in Commissioners Court in January as a result of Tuesdays GOP candidate Fred Clark was overwhelmingly picked by county vpters over his Democratic op ponent Chester Pehl as the new county Clark who will replace retiring County Judge Max Wommack at the end of this year received votes to Pehls The second new face that of Bill a selfemployed road contractor from Canyon Lake came as a surprise to many county George beat incumbent Precinct 4 County Commissioner Heitkamp by 329 a Democrat seeking his third received votes to Georges of In commissioner precincts 2 and voters favored the incumbent Democrats Monroe Welz and Charles Tart Wetz won over his Republican Al by 440 seeking his fourth received votes to Bensons Mund defeated Republican Lorenzo Yankee The incumbent got votes to Camarillos Precinct I Commissioner Jumbo a was also reelected to another He was The winners were all naturally quite pleased with the results of Tuesdays Leading the list was 45yearold a local who thought that Tuesdays election showed the voters intelligence in picking someone with a legal background for the job of county I think it shows they voters voted after considering the qualification for this Clark I think they feel like the time has come to have a person trairuJ in taw in this of People realize that were going to be facing a lot of complex growth and all that comes from Clark The time has he for the good ol boy image that theme is no longer Since the beginning of his Clark has repeatedly stressed that a county judge needed to have a legal a local car salesman who was unavailable for comment by Monroe Wetz new term press time did not think a legal background was necessary for the Mund and both at a party when Tuesdays results came had different thoughts about their When youve got as many people working for you as I it really makes a remarked The candidate himself never makes it the people you have to Theres no such thing as I did it Wetz Mund was also grateful to those who worked for his He took his reelection as a sign that the people of his precinct thought he was doing a good Im hoping that they feel like they didnt theyd have let me he obviously surpised by Tuesdays results had only one Thats the way the cookie he noted in a telephone in Charles Tart Mund top Benson commended Wetz for carrying on a good campaign and noted that his experience was a moral victory for me to take on an incumbent and do as well as I There is a Texas election tradition of a good loser and a gracious win it is only fair to salute the good tem good judgment of our local winners and losers Benson road from a prepared the only Mexican American to run for u local remarked that he was real pleased with the Hispanic Im happy with the voter but the problem was that I was running as a Republican candidate that caused a lot of confusion among the hispanic said They wanted to vote Democratic straight yet at the same time they wanted to vote for he It was a matter of Whites upset leads Demo sweep By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Democrats shattered Republican dreams Tuesday for another four years in the governors mansion and set back for years the OOPs hope for true twoparty politics Without Democratic candidates defeated well financed Republican nominees in cluding Bill the first GOP Texas governor since who liked to brag that he was a not a fell before Democratic Attorney General Mark who Clements called a career Also winning big was Lloyd who got a third sixyear term despite a million challenge thrown at him by Republican Jim a Dallas The people turned out in extremely high said a jubilant Reports from the News Election Service in dicated a turnout of almost 3 compared to the million voters when Clements was elected in The Republican Party in Texas is now relegated to where it was 10 to 15 years said former Dolph Briscoc of who started White in state The utility I was the turning said He bore down heavy in closing campaign appearances on soaring light bills and blamed Clements for letting the Public Utility Commission favor the big power In an emotional news conference after Clements told It looks as if we will indeed have a new governor of Rita and I wish Mark White success for all There is nothing else to Thats the way it Bentsen said I have said all along that there is no Republican economy or Democratic If we are to end the recession and get our country back on track it will require the highest degree of cooperation among labor and With 97 percent of the states precincts White had a 54 percent edge over Clements with 4fi Bentsen piled up 59 percent of the vote to 41 percent for Clements carried Dallas but White got a good vote White carried Harris but Clements got a good vote Bexar went to Clements by a narrow margin along with Tarrant but White took El Travis and Wichita Three thousand voers were surveyed as they left the ballot box in an APNBC and 80 percent of those who said they voted for White said unem ployment was the major issue in the Clements supporters said the top issue was President Reagans economic Clements contended throughout the campaign that the race was not a test of He said Texas was in much bettor economic sh ipe than other White blamed Clements for all of Texas troubles from the oil industrys price slump to the credit from unemployment to high utility In other statewide DemocraticRepublican racos Bill won another I See Page 16A Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for cloudy and cooler this af with a 50 percent chance of light Skies will clear and Thursday will be clear and Winds will be from the north at 2025 mph then diminishing tonight becoming light northerly by Thursday Sunset will be and sunrise Thursday will be DEATHS 2A KALEIDOSCOPEt112B TV Democrats gain in Republicans hold onto Senate WASHINGTON AP Republican strategist said today that Democratic House gains in the midterm election could force President Reagan to be more ac commodating or face a stalemated Congress for the rest of his The president declared himself pleased that Republicans had retained control of the Senate but a conciliatory saying he had compromised before and was prepared to do so Reagan told reporters in the White House Rose Garden at midmorning he had been through the long He vowed not to compromise on principle but There have been concessions and compromises in both directions on all of the major issues in the first two years and we expect to continue to work with the Congress in that White House Chief of Staff James Baker III acknowledged that the election of more House Democrats indicates we may have to com promise some more when the 98th Congress takes office in but he predicted the conservative coalition that enabled Reagan to cut spending and taxes would remain Baker held out hope that at least some of the new Democrats will be the same kind of bollweevil Democrats that weve been able to attract in the Its gonna be tougher to pull that coalition together in the but weve by no means lost that Democratic House Speaker Thomas ONeill called the election a disastrous defeat for the He said it showed that America doesnt agree with the unfairness policy of the I think what the American people said Stay the said Republican Party chairman Richard Senate Republican leader Howard Baker worried aloud that the new Democrats in the House could give ONeill the power to bottle up Reagan administration My greatesl fear is that with an enhanced Democratic majority in the House and Republican majorily in Ihe Senale we may have difficully in deciding whal Ihe legislative agenda ought to and that might See Page 16A Local atag Here are the unofficial totals of Comal Countys contested races Republicans listed County Judge FreJ Chester County Clerk Rosie Betty 2 A Monroe Commissioner 3 Lorenzo Charles Tart races lance Commissioner 4 Bill 4 Howard Curly Carrol State Dist 46 Edmund John Taylor 21 incomplete Tom Loeffler Charles
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