County judge candidates head to run-off
Note: This story has been edited to correct which officials are responsible for canvassing the election.
Around 29 percent of Brewster County’s voters cast their ballots for the Texas Primary Election yesterday.
Both of the races for County Judge include three candidates, none of which had more than 50 percent of the total. In Texas, a candidate must receive a majority, not a plurality, to be declared the winner. Without it, a run-off election must be held not less than 20 days or more than 45 days after the election, according to Texas code.
All of the local results are considered unofficial until they are canvassed by election officials.
Local Republican races
Brewster County Judge: Greg Henington, 492 (36.17 percent); Ryan Skelton, 578 (42.5 percent); Monty Kimball, 290 (21.32) percent.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1: Incumbent Bob Steele, 357; Scott Wasserman, 672.
Mark Chiles (Commissioner, Precinct 2), Mo Morrow (Commissioner, Precinct 1), Paul Rashott (Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2), Rene Ybarra (Constable, Precinct 1) and Monica McBride (Republican Party Chair) were all running unopposed.
Local Democratic races
Brewster County Judge: Benjamin Barrientes, 118 (14.23 percent); Oscar Cobos, 393 (47.4 percent); Mimi Smith, 318 (38.36 percent).
Results from the County Treasurer race between Incumbent Julie Morton and Lorene Villanueva are unclear at this time. This story will be updated when clarification is received.
Sarah Martinez (District Clerk), Sarah Vasquez (County Clerk), Sara Colando (Commissioner, Precinct 2) Tim Relleva (Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2), Suzana Gonzales (Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3) and Mary Bell Lockhart (Democratic County Chair) were all running unopposed.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O’Rourke handily won their respective primaries, bringing them to a face-off in November.
Incumbent Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton will head to a run-off with George P. Bush, the winner of which will face Democrat Rochelle Garza, and incumbent Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will compete against Democrat Mike Collier.
For U.S. Representative District 23, incumbent Tony Gonzales will be challenged by newcomer John Lira.
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