Kaufman County voters have approved $154 million in county bond funding for roads and county facilities.
With 11,810 total votes counted in the joint special election in Kaufman County on Nov. 5, 8,780 voted in favor of Kaufman County Proposition A, a $104.1 million road bond that will fund the reconstruction and rehabilitation of dozens of roads across the county. 2,902 residents voted against it.
A lower number, but still large majority of Kaufman County voters approved Proposition B, which is a $50 million bond that will fund the construction of a county justice center to house the county court system on a site adjacent to Kaufman County Correctional Facility. 7,435 county resident voted in favor of this bond as opposed to the 4,189 who voted against it.
5,559 of the 11,810 total voters in the county-wide election cast their ballots in early voting period, which ran from Oct. 21 through Nov. 1.
Virtually every public official in Kaufman County voiced their approval of both of the bond proposals. In response to the success of these measures, Kaufman County Judge Hal Richards said, "On behalf of the Kaufman County Commissioners Court and the entire Kaufman County organization, we want to express our appreciation for the overwhelming support of both the transportation and the facilities bond propositions. Kaufman County leadership is hard at work today and in the coming days to clearly identify and plan the next steps to bring these improvements to life. One of our primary goals is to develop a process to keep the residents of Kaufman County informed of all the actions taken as these improvements are planned, developed and delivered. We look forward to the future of Kaufman County. It's our turn."