As election results came in for The Woodlands township board election, it quickly became apparent that an attempt by the Democrat Party to make inroads in suburban Montgomery County would be decisively defeated.
After two weeks of disruptive and nasty behavior by left-wing activists at the early voting locations, voters in The Woodlands handed Democrats a beating, with every candidate affiliated with the Democrat Party getting pulverized.
In the race for the open Position 5, former Houston City Council Member Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, a Republican, handily defeated left-wing activist Rashmi Gupta 48.54 percent to 29.08 percent. A third candidate, Walter Cooke, received the remainder of the votes.
Democrats were also crushed in the open Position 7 race, with conservative activist Bob Milner winning handily with 45.79 percent to Democrat Walt Lisieweski’s 20.82 percent. Establishment Republican Andy Dubois pulled another 22 percent of the vote. Dubois, who works for Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, angered many Republicans with a mailer his campaign sent out attacking the tea party.
Incumbent Position 6 director Ann Snyder did not face any serious opposition and coasted to victory with 79.32 percent of the vote.
While Democrats’ efforts to pick up seats in The Woodlands were clobbered, Republicans are also celebrating the fact that the lone Democrat currently on the township board, Carol Stromatt, declined to run again and will be replaced by the conservative Milner.
The Democrats brought an unprecedented level of nastiness to early voting electioneering. Democrat volunteers covered up conservative signs, vandalized conservative signs by hanging trash on them, and tried to provoke altercations with Republicans on multiple occasions. One Democrat even took Republican campaign literature from a precinct chair and ripped it apart in her face.
The behavior of left-wing activists and their disruptive tactics at the polls clearly left a negative impression on voters in The Woodlands, who repudiated them completely at the ballot box, making it clear that their radical brand of politics is not welcome in the community.