Hays County: 2022 Primary Elections Results
Voting results are in for the primaries in Hays County.
Incumbent Ruben Becerra will be the Democratic candidate for county judge. He beat his opponent Brandon Burleson by earning almost 70% of the votes.
Of the Democrats vying for the county commissioner seat left open by Mark Jones, who is the sole Republican in the running for county judge, two will head to a runoff election. Linda Aguilar Hawkins garnered around 37% of the votes, while Michelle Gutierrez Cohen got around 41%.
Republican incumbent Walt Smith surpassed his opponent Joe Bateman for the the county commissioner seat representing Precinct 4.
See the full results below.
* Indicates incumbent
Democrat: Brandon Burleson (31.88%), Ruben Becerra* (68.12%)
Republican: Mark Jones (100%)
Hays County commissioners
Precinct 2 includes parts of eastern Buda and extends down to Kyle.
Democrat: Richard "Pepe" Cronshey (21.94%), Linda Aguilar Hawkins (36.96%), Michelle Gutierrez Cohen (41.10%)
Republican: Mike Gonzalez (61.04%), Andy Hentschke (38.96%)
Precinct 4 extends west from Buda through the topmost half of the county.
Republican: Walt Smith* (56.18%), Joe Bateman (43.82%)
Democrat: Edna R. Peterson (26.03%), Elaine Cárdenas* (73.97%)
Republican: Linda Duran (100%)
Democrat: Daphne Sanchez Tenorio (100%)
Republican: Britney Bolton Richey* (100%)
County courts at law
Judge, No. 1
Democrat: Jimmy Alan Hall (100%)
Republican: Robert Updegrove* (100%)
Judge, No. 2
Democrat: Paul Hill (100%)
Republican: Chris Johnson* (100%)
Judge, No. 3
Democrat: Elaine S. Brown (100%)
Republican: Dan O'Brien* (100%)
207th Judicial District
Republican: Mark E. Cusack (40.12%), Tracie Wright-Reneau (24.91%), Charmaine Wilde (16.43%), George Carroll (18.54%)
274th Judicial District
Republican: Gary L. Steel* (100%)
428th Judicial District
Democrat: Joe Pool (100%)
Republican: Bill Henry* (100%)
Democrat: Avery Anderson (100%)
Republican: Beverly Crumley* (100%)
Hays County criminal district attorney
Democrat: Kelly Higgins (100%)
Republican: David Puryear (100%)
Justices of the peace
Precinct 1, Place 2
Democrat: Maggie Hernandez Moreno* (100%)
Democrat: Beth Smith* (64.71%), Amaya Cuellar (35.29%)
Republican: Andrew Cable* (100%)
Republican: John Burns* (100%)
Democrat: Sandra Bryant (100%)
Republican: Karen Marshall (62.47%), Terry Strawn (37.53%)