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2020 Election Results: Democrat Mike Gleason Unseats Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody

Supporters of candidates on the ballot in Williamson County wave to voters at a polling site in Cedar Park on Tuesday.
Julia Reihs
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Supporters of candidates on the ballot in Williamson County wave to voters at a polling site in Cedar Park on Tuesday.

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The incumbents up for reelection in Williamson County were successful at retaining their seats, except in one highly anticipated race – for sheriff. Republican Robert Chody was defeated by Democrat Mike Gleason, who picked up 56% of the votes to Chody’s 44%.

The embattled incumbent was indicted last month by a Williamson County grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence in the case of Javier Ambler, who died in deputies’ custody last year.

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Gleason will return to a department he worked in for 24 years before retiring in 2016.

Voter turnout was strong, at more than 74%. While Republicans still occupy the majority of local positions – maintaining a history of mostly conservative officeholders – the Democrats who picked up seats in 2018 were able to hold onto them this year.

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Uncontested Races

  • Shawn Dick (Republican), District Attorney
  • Larry Gaddes (Republican), Tax Assessor-Collector
  • Betsy F. Lambeth* (Republican), District Judge for the 425th Judicial District
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