by Walker County News Today staff
After months of additional campaigning, candidates in Tuesday’s runoff election have seen their primary election run come to an end.
Democrats in Walker County voted for Railroad Commissioner candidates Cody Barrett 96 (46.6%) vs. Grady Yarbrough 110 (53.4%).
In the Republican Primary:
Incumbent Pct 2 Constable Reed Prehoda was unseated by challenger Shane Loosier. Loosier will not face an opponent in the November general election.
- Shane Loosier 736 (53.68%)
- Reed Prehoda 635 (46.32)
Incumbent Pct 3 Commissioner Glen Reader lost his bid to retain his seat to challenger Bill Daugette. Daugette ran for the same seat four years ago on the Democrat ticket against Republican Bobby Warren. Daugette will face Democrat Richard Harrison in the November general election.
- Glen Reader 336 (45.65%)
- Bill Daugette 400 (54.35%)
Precinct 1 Commissioner candidate Danny Kuykendall beat out political newcomer Tom DeYoung. These candidates were vying for the open seat being vacated by current commissioner B.J. Gaines. Kuykendall will not have an opponent in the November election.
- Tom DeYoung 416 (41.31)
- Kanny Kuykendall 591 (58.69)
Other races on the GOP runoff ballott:
Railroad Commissioner: Gary Gates 1302 (39.74) vs. Wayne Christian 1974 (50.26%)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 2: Mary Lou Keel 1754 (54.51%) vs. Ray Wheeless 1464 (45.49%)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 6: Scott Walker 1906 (61.05%) vs. Brent Webster 1216 (38.95%)
State Representative, District 18: Ernest Bailes 2488 (66.6%) vs. Keith Strahan 1248 (33.4%)