Kaufman County Republican Primary Victories and Defeats
Kaufman County Republican Primary voters saw some close, and some sound victories and defeats yesterday, March 6, after polls closed at 7:00 p.m. Results for Kaufman County races are included below, along with results from State Senate District 2 and House District 4 races, respectively.
Those races with three or more candidates, in which no candidate took at least 51 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will appear on a Runoff Election ballot May 22, 2018.
The Republican candidate for the District 4 State Representative race will be determined by a Runoff Election May 22 between the top two of the four Primary Election candidates: Stuart Spitzer, who garnered 9,376 votes and Keith Bell, who received 5,367 votes. The candidate to win the Runoff, will have their name placed on the General Election ballot in November and face Eston Williams, the Democrat challenger.
County Judge: Hal Richards received 34.72 percent of votes, while Jakie Allen garnered 34.28 percent. They are the top two of three Republican candidates, and will face off in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election.
County Court at Law No. 1: It appears Dennis Jones narrowly defeated Tracy Booker Gray by six votes. However, this contest is not over, as there are more mail-in and provisional ballots that must be counted.
County Clerk: Laura Hughes won with 78.75 percent of the vote, as opposed to Holly “Chrys” Kile’s 21.25 percent.
County Treasurer: Chuck Mohnkern won with 50.86 percent of votes, to John Zaby’s 49.14 percent.
County Commissioner, Pct. 1: There will be a Runoff between Mike Hunt, who received 39.36 percent of the vote, to George Mayfield’s 33.69 percent.
County Commissioner, Pct. 4: Monty Roberts received 46.57 percent of votes, and will face a Runoff with Ken Cates received 37.01 percent of votes.
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2: Scott Whitaker took 36.35 percent of the vote, while Amy Tarno received 29.35 percent out of four candidates in that contest. They will face the Runoff in 77 days on May 22.