Adams, Reeves will battle again in sheriff race

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Posted 3/4/20

 

Bobby Adams and B.J. Reeves will face each other in a May 26 runoff to secure the Republican nomination for Madison County Sheriff, finishing in the top two positions after primary voting …

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Adams, Reeves will battle again in sheriff race

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Bobby Adams and B.J. Reeves will face each other in a May 26 runoff to secure the Republican nomination for Madison County Sheriff, finishing in the top two positions after primary voting Tuesday.

 Adams led all sheriff candidates with 38.55% of the vote, while Reeves trailed with 28.14% of the votes.

Contenders Les Neeley and Jon Stubblefield finished with 21.53% and 11.79%, respectively.

In other competitive county races, Karen Lane held to her seat as Tax Assessor/Collecter, besting challenger Shanah Grisham 75.12% to 24.88%.

Incumbent District 1 County Commissioner Ricky Driscoll totaled 64.88% of Tuesday’s vote, easily defeating challenger Matt Post, with 35.12%.

All other Republican seats in the primary were unopposed.  There were no local Democratic candidates on the ballot.

In area results, District 57 incumbent state congressman Trent Ashby ran unopposed and will face Democrat Jason Rogers in the November general election.

In the 8th U.S. Congressional District, incumbent Kevin Brady was holding off challengers Melissa Esparza-Mathis and Kirk Osborn with 4.1% of polling locations reporting.  With 0.5% locations reporting on the Democratic side, Elizabeth Hernandez had a 56.9% to 43.1% lead over Laura Jones.

In statewide voting, Senator John Cornyn easily held off Dwayne Stovall and Mark Yancy, with 78.3% with 7.6% of polling locations reporting.  With less than 1% of locations reporting in the Democratic primary for the seat, Mary “M.J.” Hegar held a double-digit lead, with 25.8% to Annie "Mamá" Garcia’s 14.6% and Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez’ 13.3%.

For the Democratic nomination for president, with 4.7% of polling places reporting, Bernie Sanders had the lead with 27.2% of the vote, compared with Joe Biden at 23.8% and Michael Bloomberg at 18.9%.  Elizabeth Warren held a distant fourth place with 12.4% of the vote.

In the Republican primary, president Donald Trump tallied 94.3% of votes with 7.9% polling locations reporting.  Second place was “uncommitted,” with 3.6% and Bill Weld had 0.7% of the vote.

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