The tote board for Somervell County voting at the end of the night in Tuesday’s Republican Party Primary showed that incumbent Sheriff Alan West defeated Tony Yocham (1,798 to 540), but both the Precinct 1 and Precinct 3 Commissioners Court seats will have a runoff election on Tuesday, May 26.
In those runoffs, Jeff Harris will take on T.J. Mims for the Precinct 1 spot, and Lisa Andersen and Tammy Ray will compete for the Precinct 3 position. Precinct 3 incumbent Kenneth Wood had 123 votes — just one behind Andersen’s 124 — while Ray led the pack with 128.
A reminder posted on the electronic results board outside the county annex building notes that the voting is “Unofficial until canvassed by Somervell County Party chairs.”
There were no Democrat candidates in any of the Somervell County races.
The county voting in the race for District 59 state representative, Somervell County voters cast 1,013 votes for Shelby Slawson, 682 for incumbent J.D. Sheffield and 539 for Cody Johnson.
The other top vote-getters among Somervell County voters were incumbent Roger Williams in the race for U.S. Rep. Dist. 25, and Hewlett over Huffman in the contest for District 18 judge.
U.S. Rep. Dist. 25
State Rep. Dist. 59
Prct. 1 Commissioner
Prct. 3 Commissioner