by James Walker
With two weeks until the early voting starts in the May 27 Burnet County Judge primary runoff election, candidates James Oakley and George Russell each has a different set of items on his to-do list.
Oakley, who came close to winning the Republican nomination and for all intents the election when he received 48 percent of the vote in a three-person race against Russell and Linda Rogers in the March 4 primary, hopes to keep his supporters motivated and engaged until the early voting period begins May 19.
Russell, who got 30 percent of the vote in the primary, has to find a way to close that significant gap if he hopes to overtake Oakley and win the runoff. Last week at a candidate forum sponsored by the Republican Club of Burnet County, he believes he found a soft spot in his opponent’s defenses.
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