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Embesi gets nod at sheriff
From The News-Courier staff—
Current 50th District Attorney Jennifer Habert of Seymour emerged as the winner of the Republican primary election for the 50th District Judge’s position on Tuesday. Habert received 1,232 votes as compared to 897 for Lina Trevino of Munday, the Knox County attorney.
Trevino enjoyed a 455-348 edge in Knox County while Habert had a 574-332 margin in Baylor County along with 239-96 and 71-14 counts in Cottle and King, the other countries in the district.
edge in Knox County while Habert had a 574-332 margin in Baylor County along with 239-96 and 71-14 counts in Cottle and King, the other countries in the district.
In the race for Knox County Sheri , incumbent Hunter Embesi, the deputy who was picked by the Knox County commissioners to replace Dean Homstad, collected 599 votes while Johnny Ivie of Knox City received 211.
Incumbent Precinct 1 commissioner Johnny McCown was unopposed in the Republican primary while newcomer Ray Herring was unopposed as the party’s candidate for Precinct 3, who will run against Democrat incumbent Jimmy Urbanczyk in the fall.
Josh Winegarner and Ronny Jackson emerged from a crowded field of 15 candidates for the District 13 Republican primary spot in the fall and will face o in a May 26 runoff.
Winegarner, an agricultural expert from Canyon who got the endorsement of retiring Rep. Mac Thornberry, was the top votegetter with 40+ per- cent while Jackson, the former White House physician and retired Navy rear admiral, received 21 percent.
Businessman Chris Ekstrom, who moved to Wichita Falls from Dallas last year, followed with less than 15 percent of the vote.
O ce manager Gus Trujillo and retired business consultant Greg Sagan, both of Amarillo, will face o in a primary run- o for the Democratic party nomination. Trujillo’s received nearly 42 percent of the vote while Sagan’s got just over 36 percent to finish ahead of retiree Timothy W. Gassaway.
Sagan received 17 percent of the vote when he ran against Thornberry in 2016.
Republicans Sen. Charles Perry and Rep. James Frank were unopposed in races for Texas seats.
On Super Tuesday, the battle for the Democratic president’s nomination narrowed down to a likely one-on-one showdown between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, lifelong politicians in their late 70s with starkly different visions of America’s future. Biden, who earlier won in South Carolina, eked out a narrow win in Texas and also prevailed in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.
However, Sanders seized the biggest prize with a victory in California and three other states, including his home Vermont.
With votes still being counted, Biden enjoyed a 453-382 lead in delegates.