Franco wins Precinct 1 commish, in a very close race

The total for the highly contested Culberson County Precinct 1 Commissioner race put Frank Franco over Cornelio “Naniz” Garibay.

As votes rolled in Tuesday evening, the run-off between the two candidates was a close one; with four votes separating the two.

Franco took 51.16%, 88 of the votes over Garibay who garnered 48.84%, 84 votes. No official word yet on whether Garibay will seek a recount. Franco will go to serve the remainder of the term that expires in 2024.

The votes will still have to be canvassed by the court, and approved.