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Election Results May 1st 2021 Web

*Unofficial results report by Bexar County Elections Department as of May 1st, 11:17 PM.

2021 Election Dates

Election Date

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Helotes City Hall Early Voting Hours

April 19th – April 23rd        8am to 6pm
April 24th                         8am to 8pm
April 25th Closed
April 26th – April 27           8am to 8pm

*Source: City of Helotes municipal website. Helotes-tx.gov/city-department/elections

For all of Bexar County Early Voting Locations, visit Bexar County’s Elections Department webpage

Voting Locations

Candidates

Mayoral, City Council Places 3 and 5 incumbents and challengers.

Incumbents

Mayoral Incumbent

Tom Schoolcraft

Term May 2019 – May 2021

Image Source: https://www.helotes-tx.gov/departments/city-council/

Interview Status: No Response as of January 22nd 2021, 4:47 PM CST

Place 3 Incumbent

Bert Buys

Term May 2019 – May 2021

Image Source: https://www.helotes-tx.gov/departments/city-council/

Interview Status: No Response as of January 22nd 2021, 4:47 PM CST

Place 5 Incumbent

Paul Friedrichs

Term May 2019 – May 2021

Image Source: https://www.helotes-tx.gov/departments/city-council/

Interview Status: No Response as of January 22nd 2021, 4:47 PM CST

Challengers

Mayoral Challenger

Rich Whitehead

Term if elected May 2021 – May 2023

Image Source: Candidate Provided via Email

Place 3 Challenger

Matthew McCrossen

Term if elected May 2021 – May 2023

Place 5 Challenger

Matthew Merchant

Term if elected May 2021 – May 2023

Image Source: Campaign Submission via Email

Election Polls

May 1st, 2021 General Election Poll 2 of 2

This poll will run until May 1st 7pm CST during the time period when begin publishing our candidate interview questions part 2.

You must enter your street name (no numbers), subdivision name or neighborhood name to complete the poll. This is a validation check on-top of our automated applications.

*Not a scientific poll.

This poll has ended (since 2 months).

Helotes Mayor

Tom Schoolcraft
9.52%
Rich Whitehead
90.48%

Helotes City Council Place 3

Bert Buys
14.29%
Matthew McCrossen
85.71%

Helotes City Council Place 5

Paul Friedrichs
9.52%
Matthew Merchant
90.48%

2021 General Election Poll 1 Results

This poll has ended (since 4 months).

Helotes Mayor

Tom Schoolcraft
50.00%
Rich Whitehead
50.00%

Helotes City Council Place 3

Bert Buys
50.00%
Matthew McCrossen
50.00%

Helotes City Council Place 5

Paul Friedrichs
25.00%
Matthew Merchant
75.00%

Campaign General Communication Log

This section is new for 2021. Helotes News will post the general communication log to the candidates for public transparency.

2021 04 06 – 11:30 PM CST – Email Subject Line: Helotes Candidates Interviews Part 2. Emailed candidate interviews part 2 to the candidates who completed the part 1 interview. Recipients: Whitehead, McCrossen & Merchant.

2021 03 30 – 12:29 PM CST – Email Subject Line: Invitation to Meet the Candidates Forum April 17th, 2021 at Pedrotti’s Ranch. Emailed invitation and preliminary details about the Helotes News Meet the Candidates Forum. Recipients: Helotes Mayoral, Council Place 3 & 5, NISD D7 candidates.

2021 01 24 – 2:37 PM CST – Email Subject Line: Helotes News Candidate. Emailed PDF and MS Docx versions of 2021 General Election candidate questionnaires for mayoral and councilmember candidates. Informed all candidates about how we indicate who is participation and not. Provided details on changes we are making to the Helotes News Election Center landing page. Recipients: Schoolcraft, Whitehead, Buys, McCrossen, Friedrichs & Merchant.

2021 01 20 – 6:46 PM CST – Email Subject Line: 2021 General Election Campaign Photos. Emailed candidates based off the Helotes City’s website who had valid applications for a place on the ballot asking for campaign photo headshot to replace publicly available headshots we pull from government and social media sites. Gave notice that Candidate Interview Part 1 will be emailed soon. Recipients: Schoolcraft, Whitehead, Buys, McCrossen, Friedrichs & Merchant.