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Day 6 News

by Cameron Fisher and Spencer Anderson
Texas Boys State Press Corps


After a eventful night at LBJ, filled with rousing debates, and greatly talented performers, the statesmen rose Friday morning for one last day at Boys State. At seven, the general election polls opened in the Flag Room, and the Statesmen lined up in droves to place their vote. At eight-thirty, a recreation period began, and the Statesmen were able to choose between a city Olympiad and a college fair. The Olympiad served as the tournament games for basketball, dodgeball and football. At the college fair, schools from all over Texas, and a few from outside of the state gathered to share information about their school with the Statesmen.

At ten thirty, the general election closed, and an hour later, the final General Assembly began in the LBJ auditorium. Boys State officials greeted the Statesmen and their parents, and made their final remarks before the event everyone had been waiting for all week: election results.

After the results were given, recognition awards, scholarships and Boys Nation candidates were announced, before the Statesmen were announced as graduates of the program. Afterwards, the Statesmen made their way to Jester one last time, to gather their belongings, and to return home.


The Top Elected State Positions are as follows:

Governor: Chris Navarrete

Lt Governor: Miles Neal

Attorney General: Joe Salazar

Commissioner of Land Office: Jack Brehmer

Comptroller of Accounts: Allan Ngo

Commissioner of Agriculture: Nick Martin

Railroad Commissioner: Rob Bailey, Ben LeBlanc, and Sam McClanahan

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Sam Cano

Supreme Court Associates: Kyle Armstrong, Brian Cho, Noah Hansen, Zach Harbin, Cody Kelemen, Garrison Reeves, Evan Samsky, and Ryan Sullivan

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals: Trevor O'Connor

Associate Judges, Court of Criminal Appeals: Anthony Boutros, Oliver Davidson, Marshall Foster, Matthew Hartmann, Carson Henderson, Brandon Johnson, Greer Smith, and AJ Urteaga






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2017 Texas Boys State General Election Results

Statewide Elected Office
Governor
     G. Smith  (N)

Lieutenant Governor
     J. Cascino (N)

Attorney General
     J. Delgado (F)

Commissioner of Land Office
     C. McKay (F)

Comptroller of Public Accounts
     S. Saxe (N)

Commissioner of Agriculture
     C. Bradford (F)

Railroad Commissioner
     H. Longcrier  (F)
     K. Preston  (N)
     G. Allen (F)

Chief Justice, Supreme Court
     D. Thompson (F)

Associate Justice, Supreme Court
     R. Madden Jr. (F)
     S. Sinak (N)
     J. Dixon Jr. (N)
     J. Collins (N)
     D. Imhoff (F)
     R. Landsaw (F)
     B. Owen (F)
     N. Gates (F)

Pres. Judge, Ct. of Criminal Appeals
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Assoc. Justice, Ct. of Criminal Appeals
     Z. Smalt (F)
     V. Torres (F)
     D. Mayes (F)
     D. Forestier (F)
     J. Miller (N)
     E. Gonzalez (F)
     J. Palacios (N)
     D. Childress Jr.  (N)
District LevelBrown DistrictDistrict Judge      C. Post (F)

District Attorney
     J. Overcash (F)

District Clerk
     M. Whaley (F)

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