Phillips Wins Brady Seat; Bartlett Re-Elected In Mason; Rochelle School Bond Passes


After a fairly light turnout for Early Voting, the 2024 Local Election was wrapped up Saturday with area voters going to the polls on the official election day.

Brady – 

In the race for the Place 1 seat on the Brady City Council, Terry Phillips was elected with 137 votes. His opponent, Chris Martin, receiving 73 votes.

In early voting, Phillips received 77 votes — Martin received 29 votes early. On Election Day, Phillips received an additional 60 votes for this total of 137.  Martin received 44 votes on election day for his total of 73.

All five of the propositions that were on the ballot for Brady voters were approved.

Proposition A – 173 For  — 35 Against  — Eliminates provisions in the City Charter that duplicate State Law.

Proposition B – 168 For  — 35 Against —  Revises and deletes provisions in the City Charter that are repetitive of State Law.

Proposition C –  109 For — 94 Against – Revises the requirements for initiative, referendum and recall from a percentage of those who voted in the last election to a percentage of qualified registered voters in the last general election.

Proposition D – 152 For — 51 Against — Provides that no person may resign from their current Council seat, including the Mayor, and run in an election during their unexpired term.

Proposition E. – 157 – For — 48 Against — Authorizes the sale of the City’s natural gas distribution system.


Mason –

Frank Bartlett was re-elected Mayor of Mason with 214 votes, defeating challenger Anna Velez who received a total of 171 votes.

In Early voting, Bartlett received 136 votes, with Velez getting 104 votes early. On election day, Bartlett picked up 78 votes, with Velez getting 67.


Rochelle – 

Rochelle ISD voters approved a $6.5  million school bond issue with 163 voters voting in favor, with 55 votes against the measure.