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Aldrich keeps seat on Brazos County Commissioners Court

Aldrich defeated two other republican candidates to remain Precinct 1 commissioner.
Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 10:35 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Brazos County Precinct 1 Commissioner Steve Aldrich looks to hold onto his seat on the county commissioners court. He defeated College Station school board president Michael Schaefer in the Texas Republican Primary runoff Tuesday.

“I’m very appreciative to have the opportunity to continue to serve,” said Aldrich.

“I really want to just thank all the people who were involved in the campaign. Those who voted for me and, you know, regardless if you voted for me or not, I’m the commissioner in Precinct 1, it looks like it’s going to be, so I look forward to working with people,” said Aldrich.

Schaefer gave the following statement to KBTX:

“The great part of living in the United States is that we get to elect our government officials. I want to thank my supporters and family for a hard fought campaign. It was obviously a close race. I wish KBTX had not put their thumb on the scale of the electorate. I believe this election brought to light the glaring needs of Precinct 1.”

Michael Schaefer, Brazos County Precinct 1 commissioner candidate

In his statement, Schaefer is referring to a story that KBTX ran on July 10. Aldrich reported a missing campaign sign to College Station police. After condemning sign thefts in a Thursday interview with KBTX, Schaefer told College Station police Friday that he took his opponent’s sign.

Schaefer insists the sign was placed without the homeowner’s permission, but KBTX spoke to both the resident and property owner who said permission was given to the Aldriches.

Schaefer’s term on the College Station ISD school board expires in November 2020. He has served on the school board since 2014. The first date to file for Schaefer’s current board seat is Monday, July 20.

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