2020 Primary Election Results: Hays County
A number of seats in Hays County are up for election this year, including district judges, county commissioners and county sheriff.
But most of the Democratic and Republican candidates are running unopposed in the primary elections. As votes come in Tuesday, we're updating election results below for the races where candidates are facing opponents.
For a full list of county seats that are up for election this year, go here.
Hays County Sheriff
The county sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of Hays County. The sheriff enforces traffic regulations, operates the county jail, investigates crimes and makes arrests.
Republican Candidates: Dave Graham (22.84%), Gary Cutler* (77.16%)
Results: Incumbent Gary Cutler won the Republican primary, and Alex Villalobos won the Democratic primary, according to unofficial results from Hays County.
Hays County Constables
A constable is a commissioned peace officer, elected by county constituents every four years for a particular area or precinct of that county. A constable may enforce any criminal and civil law or motor vehicle violation and conduct criminal investigations.
Republican Candidate: Eliseo Galarza
Results: Incumbent David L. Peterson won the Democratic primary, according to unofficial results from Hays County. Galarza won the Republican nomination after running unopposed.
Democratic Candidates: None
Results: Incumbent Ray Helm won the Republican primary, according to unofficial results from Hays County.
Hays County Court-at-Law No. 3
This judge has jurisdiction over civil cases (involving disputes between $500 and $200,000), probate, guardianship, and class A and B misdemeanor cases. There are two other Courts at Law in Hays County, but only this one is up for election in 2020.
Republican Candidate: Tacie Zelhart*
Results: Thompson won the Democratic primary, according to unofficial results from Hays County. Zelhart won the Republican nomination after running unopposed.
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