Babin tops votes locally,Cloy leads Hunt in close D.A. race

Tyler County voters went to the polls Tuesday, and the counts are in. Don't forget that these results are provisional, and potential changes are subject to recounts. To win the primary in Texas, the candidate has to poll over 50 percent of the vote, regardless of how many votes received.

There were a few closely watched races in Tyler County. In the Criminal District Attorney race, Lou Ann Cloy narrowly taking 50.62 percent of the votes, polling 1,230 votes to Hunt's 1,200.

In the County Treasurer race, Sue Saunders took 69.23 percent of the vote, 1, 474 to Kathryn Bergold's 655. Saunders will run against incumbent Treasurer Sharon Fuller in the General Election.

County Commissioner Precinct 2 race resulted in James "Rusty" Hughes drawing 481 votes to Terry Riley's 409. Hughes took 54.04 percent of the votes.

There was no clear winner in the Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 race. Michael Maness drew 332 votes, Greg Dawson 323 and Royce Hill 177. None of them had over 50 percent, which sets up a runoff May 27.

Woodville dentist Dr. Brian Babin pulled the most votes among the large slate of contenders for U.S. Representative, District 36. Babin drew 1,892 county votes, and 17,167 state wide. Ben Streusand was his closet competitor, polling 12,009 votes.

No other local races were contested.

A PDF of all the local election returns is here.