It was a big night for Somervell County resident Dwayne Johnson who pulled off a nice win in the Republican primary in his bid to become commissioner of precinct 2. 

“I wouldn’t say I was nervous, but I was stressed with the anticipation of it all,” Johnson said.

Those nerves were soothed Tuesday night when election returns showed that he had won 51.46% of the vote, defeating his opponent Richard Talavera.

Johnson, 57, has lived in Somervell County for 12 years and owns Johnson Electric.

“I have always said I will devote my full time - eight hours a day - to the (commissioners) job,” Johnson said. “I have a lot of customers that I have had for 15 years and I will find a way to continue taking care of them as well.”

Johnson will be matched against the Democratic nominee Judy Nawrocki in November.

He said he has enjoyed meeting people during the campaign and looks forward to meeting more residents in the coming months.

“I appreciate the turnout,” he said. “It showed a lot of interest in Somervell County and I think that’s great. It was a good night.”