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Ellis County Election Results

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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CCPD Tax – Voters Approve .025 percent sales tax to Continue
By Mark Warde / Managing Editor
(a more complete, detailed story will be published in the weekend edition of The Ennis News)
Area voters responded to ten State of Texas Propositions, which can be accessed by copying
and pasting the link (listed below) in a search engine for complete voter results on the 10
Texas Props and other area subjects.
As for the Ennis Crime Control and Prevention District – the construction of a new police
and fire department, utilizing a quarter-of-a-percent sales tax – which was initially approved
two years ago, passed by a 674 to 275 (71 percent to 29 pct.) vote to continue the slight tax
for 20 years. It primarily funds the $13 million building project – along with several other areas
of service.
The Public Safety Facility buildings (pictured above), presently under construction on Lake
Bardwell Drive (across from Ennis High School), will replace 105-year old structures in
The Nov. 5 elections also included local propositions and other topics in Glenn Heights, Ovilla
and Waxahachie.
Bardwell held city leadership elections (posted below the link).
Ellis County Voting Results link:

Bardwell elects new mayor, two council members

Located just south of Ennis, and over the bridge at Lake Bardwell, the town of Bardwell filled
its vacant mayoral position by selecting a former Bardwell mayor, Larry G. Gilbert. He
received a 50 to 12 vote margin (81 to 19 percent) over Shannon Spurgeon.
Three candidates ran to fill two city council positions, with Delores Luksa and Dionne
receiving 51 and 41 votes to win a seat in city service. Maggie Walker had 22 votes.

Grab a copy of the weekend edition of The Ennis News for more on the CCPD vote as well as
the two Bardwell races.