LOCAL ELECTION HQ: A comprehensive look at Tuesday’s runoff election results in East Texas

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The primary runoffs typically held in May were delayed until July due to the coronavirus. After weeks of waiting, each party knew Tuesday night who their nominees will be for the November election.

However, many local races will madee their selections on Tuesday if the other party had not put up a challenger. Here is a comprehensive look at the results.

Statewide Races

U.S. Senate (Democrat Nominee)

  • Mary “MJ” Hegar – 408,894 (52.2%)
  • Royce West – 374,959 (47.8%)

Railroad Commissioner (Democrat Nominee)

  • Chrysta Castaneda – 473,514 (62.1%)
  • Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo – 289,602 (37.9%)

Angelina County

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Republican Nominee)

  • Steve Allen  – 1207 (71.55%)
  • Greg Harrison (Incumbent) – 480 (28.45%)

County Commissioner, Precinct 2 (Republican Nominee)

  • Danny Anders – 723 (43.77%)
  • Trae Trevathan – 929 (56.23%)

Cherokee County

All precincts reporting

Sheriff

  • Eric Long – 2,240 (47.74%)
  • Brent Dickson – 2,452 (52.26%)

Tax Assessor-Collector

  • Shonda McCutcheon Potter – 3,003 (65.60%)
  • Dana Nolley Chancey – 1,575 (34.40%)

Henderson County

All precincts reporting

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Republican Nominee)

  • Wendy Kinabrew Spivey – 801 (62.97%)
  • Keith Pryor – 471 (37.03%)

County Commissioner, Precinct 4 (Republican Nominee)

  • Kelly Harris – 291 (21.18%)
  • Mark Richardson – 1,083 (75.55%)

Rains County

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Republican Nominee)

  • Patsy Marshall – 98 (25.93)
  • Jeremy A. Cook – 280 (74.07%)

Rusk County

All precincts reporting

Sheriff (Republican Nominee)

  • Johnwayne Valdez – 2,867 (53.85%)
  • Jeff Price (Incumbent) – 2,457 (46.157%)

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Republican Nominee)

  • Randy Gaut – 737 (59.05%)
  • Shannon Thompson – 511 (40.95%)

Smith County

Unofficial final results

114th District Court

  • Austin Reeves Jackson – 6,534 (55.46%)
  • Jarad Kent – 5,248 (44.54%)

“I think this is a win for the community. You had two local candidates who grew up here who wanted to come back here. I’m glad to see the community saw my experience and what I can bring to the bench.”

Austin Reeves Jackson

“I am so thankful for the thousands who have supported me, volunteered their time, and prayed for me over the past year.  I wish Mr. Jackson much success in this important position and I pray that he will continue the tradition of fairness and dedication to the law that his predecessors in that Court have shown.  While this is not the result I had hoped for and worked for so tirelessly the past year, I trust that God has a plan. I look forward to catching up and spending time with my family and getting back to working tirelessly for my clients.”

Jarad Kent

Constable, Precinct 1 (Democrat Nominee)

  • Bobby Garmon (Incumbent) – 780 (45.19%)
  • Curtis Traylor – 946 (54.81%)

Constable, Precinct 4 (Republican Nominee)

  • Josh Joplin (Incumbent) – 858 (52.77%)
  • Curtis Wulf – 768 (47.23%)

Van Zandt County

Texas State Representative, District 2 (Republican Nominee)

  • Dan Flynn (Incumbent) – 4,945 (38.02%)
  • Bryan Slanton – 8,063 (61.98%)

Sheriff (Republican Nominee)

  • Steve Hendrix – 3,356 (50%)
  • Dale Corbett (Incumbent) – 3,336 (50%)

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Republican Nominee)

  • Chad L. Laprade – 865 (52.52%)
  • Brandon Brown (Incumbent) – 782 (47.48)

Wood County

All precincts reporting

Sheriff (Republican Nominee)

  • Kelly W. Cole – 3,578 (68.68%)
  • Tom Castloo – 1,632 (31.32%)

County Commissioner, Precinct 1 (Republican Nominee)

  • Keith Gilbreath – 637 (37.14%)
  • Virgil Junior Holland – 1,078 (62.86%)

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