Texas primary election day

By Texan News staff

The results for the 2020 Erath County Primaries are in!

Erath County had a total of 7,026 votes for Donald Trump as the Republican Party candidate.

Joe Biden won the Democratic Party in Erath County with 375 votes, with Bernie Sanders trailing closely behind at 325 votes.

Winning Erath County Sheriff, for his second consecutive term, is Matt Coates with 4,424 votes. His challenger, Kent Howell, followed behind with 2,946 votes.

Erath County Commissioner Precinct 1 winner is Dee Stephens with 1,378 votes. He has been reelected for his third consecutive term. His challenger, Terry Truss, followed behind with 619 votes.

Erath County Commissioner Precinct 3 winner is Joe Brown with 1,181 votes. Brown has been running for County Commissioner Precinct 3 for 12 consecutive years. His challenger, Justin Slawson, followed behind with 586 votes.

Winning Constable Precinct 2 is Ryan Gibson with 968 votes. His challenger, Jonathon Walden, followed behind with 544 votes.

Erath County winner for State Representative for District 59 is Shelby Slawson with 4,304 votes. Her challengers followed behind with J.D. Sheffield getting 1,718 votes and Cody Johnson getting 1,473 votes. Other counties have not yet been totaled.

For more information on primary election results, visit https://www.co.erath.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/1156/2020-Election-Day-Unofficial-Results-PDF.

Check out some photo’s captured down at the courthouse today by Texan News staff.

A dedicated voter sits outside the courthouse with signs in supportof J.D. Sheffield for State Representative.
Photo by Sarah Hayner
Texan News staffer, Ariel Sanchez, poses in front of the camera before she goes live for Texan TV News.
Photo by Sarah Hayner
Erath County voter, Kim Sykes, sits outside the courthouse with a sign in support of Matt Coates for Sheriff. “I voted very first thing at 8 a.m.,” Sykes said.
Photo by Sarah Hayner
Erath County voter, Jaime Capell, stands outside of the courthouse with a sign in support of J.D. Sheffield for State Representative. “It’s your voice, if you don’t vote then you don’t have a voice,” Capell said.
Photo by Sarah Hayner
Erath County voter holds up J.D. Sheffield sign during Texas Primary Election day.
Photo by Cody Drolet
Tarleton graduate, Austin Wayland, comes to polls in order to exercise his right to vote.
Photo by Sierra Dyson
What motivated you to vote today?
“I think it’s very important to get out and vote. It’s our responsibility as citizens,” Erath County voter Ginny Warden said.
Photo by Renee Burns
Erath County voters hold up signs in support of their candidates.
Photo by Arynn Tomson
Tarleton students stand outside the courthouse while they wait to interview voters.
Photo by Arynn Tomson
You could even bring your furry friends with you while you vote!
Photo by Arynn Tomson
Tarleton student, Arynn Tomson, shows off how she exercised her right to vote.
Photo by Arynn Tomson

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