Adams defeats Reeves to become next Madison County Sheriff

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Posted 7/14/20

Bobby Adams defeated Billy J. Reeves in a runoff election Tuesday to become the next Madison County Sheriff. Adams garnered 712 total votes (64.67%) to Reeves’ 389 (35.33%).

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Adams defeats Reeves to become next Madison County Sheriff

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Bobby Adams defeated Billy J. Reeves in a runoff election Tuesday to become the next Madison County Sheriff. Adams garnered 712 total votes (64.67%) to Reeves’ 389 (35.33%).

In some of the more watched runoffs around the state, M.J. Hegar held a lead over U.S. Senate  Democratic primary rival Royce West, 51.6% to 48.4%, with 23.6% of polling locations reporting.  However, Dallas state senator West reportedly has a two-to-one lead in Dallas County and considerable leads in Tarrant and Harris counties.

In U.S. House District 17, which includes Waco, College Station and Bryan, Pete Sessions held a 55.4% to 44.6% lead over Republican primary challenger Renee Swann with 12% of polling locations reporting.  On the Democratic side of that race, Rick Kennedy had 60.5% of votes to David Anthony Jaramillo’s 39.5%.

In the Panhandle, with 25% of polls reporting, Donald Trump acolyte Ronny Jackson held a seven-point lead over Josh Weingarner – 53.5% to 46.5% -- to replace retiring longtime U.S. congressman Mac Thornberry.

With only 9.7% of polls reporting on the Republican primary for State Board of Education District 5, Lani Popp had such a commanding lead, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott already congratulated her on a victory.

“Congratulations to Lani Popp on securing this important victory on the path to the Texas State Board of Education,” Abbott said. “Lani is a trustworthy leader who has demonstrated a keen understanding and passion for public education throughout her career as an educator. Her work on the State Board of Education will be instrumental to ensuring a bright future for Texas students. I encourage the people of Central Texas to continue this momentum through the General Election in November.”

Popp held a 79.4% to 20.6% lead over opponent Robert Morrow, a self-described performance artist who was ousted after a brief stint as chair of the Travis County Republican Party who has run afoul of prominent state Republicans during this election cycle.

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