Runoff for county judge coming May 22

The results may still be unofficial, but all the Limestone County primary votes are in.
There will be a runoff for county judge between Republican candidates Richard Duncan, who garnered 1,024 votes for 34.40 percent, and Mark Roark, who got 933 votes for 31.34 percent.
To avoid a runoff election, a candidate must more than 50 percent of the votes. The Republican Primary runoff election is May 22.
Incumbent Daniel Burkeen received 636 votes, or 21.36 percent, and Michelle LaTray got 384 votes or 12.90 percent.
W.A. “Sonny” Baker earned just enough voter support to be the next commissioner for Precinct 2, with 241 votes for 50.74 percent of the total votes cast in the precinct. Andrew Taulton Sr. and Bennie Kirven received 25.68 percent and 23.58 percent, respectively.
Bobby Forrest will again represent Precinct 4 as commissioner, taking 56.74 percent of the total with 488 votes. Larry D. Black got 19.19 percent; James W. Wiley, 13.26 percent; and Randy Bostain, 10.81 percent.
These three races were all in the Republican primary and there is no Democratic challenger, so the winners will take office Jan. 1, 2019.
The only local contested race in November will be for Precinct 2 justice of the peace where Democrat Ray J. Black, who had no primary opponent, will face Republican Mike Bell, who had no primary opponent.
More information on the election can be found in the Saturday edition of The Mexia News.