Tyler, TX (KETK) Election totals show Larry Smith has won the election for Smith County Sheriff, against Republican Chris Green. Smith had 61% of the votes at 23,058 votes. Former Smith County Game Warden, Chris Green, had 39% of the votes at 14,985 votes. There were 38,043 votes total.
Smith said he was pleased see so many voters turn out for the election.
“So many people that are registered, they don’t bother to vote, and that’s your right, and I believe everybody needs to vote,” said Smith. “Obviously I’m glad more voted for me so far, and I hope it stays that way, but I’m just proud that people are getting involved and getting out and voting.”
Smith held an election party at Cici’s Pizza in Tyler. A surprise moment happened when U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert showed up at Smith’s party. They knew each other from Sunday school.
The two took some time to talk to KETK. See what they had to say in the video.