wins Republican primary
By Jeromy Kusch
Anvil Herald Reporter
Republican candidates Chris Schuchart and Keith
Lutz, both well-known in the county, vied for their party’s
nomination for Medina County Judge. Current Judge Jim Barden did
not wish to seek a fourth term.
Lutz, who currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem for
Hondo City Council and is the Medina County Emergency Management
Coordinator, failed to best Schuchart who earned nearly 63 percent
of the vote.
“I’m very pleased with the campaign and the
support I received from the community,” Lutz said. “I am very
mindful and respectful of what the voters have decided. He said he
has no current plans for political office, but will focus on his
work with the county.
Schuchart said he felt great after the primary.
“I am very humbled that the citizens of this county put their
trust in me,” he said,“It was a good race, and I applaud my
opponent for doing a good job.”
The Democrat challenger, Arthur Casias ran
unopposed, and will face Schuchart in the November election.
“The fall election is next, I have to get
ready in September to do this again,” said Schuchart.
“The most pressing thing is dealing with the
growth and developers. We need to keep the county growing in the
right direction,” Schuchart said.