A Gatesville doctor is ready to serve the people of District 59.

Republican J.D. Sheffield defeated a challenge from Bill Norris (D-Dublin) in the Nov. 6 election and will be sworn into office in January.

In Somervell County, Sheffield garnered almost 80 percent of the vote and obtained more than 78 percent of voter support from across the district.

District 59 includes Somervell, Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba counties.

Following the landslide victory, Sheffield thanked supporters and vowed to focus on important issues facing families across the district.

"I am humbled by the trust that the people of District 59 have placed in me through this election," Sheffield said. "Representing the conservative values of our communities in the Texas House of Representatives is truly a high honor. As your state representative, I promise to put people before politics and to work hard every day solving the problem that really matter to our families."

Sheffield serves as medical director of Coryell Medical Clinic and former chief of staff at of Coryell Memorial Hospital. he has worked as a small town doctor for almost 20 years.

He and his wife, Gina, reside west of Gatesville near the small town of Levita.

In his second bid for the seat, Sheffield defeated six-term incumbent Sid Miller of Stephenville to capture the Republican nomination for District 59 in the July primary.