Pruitt, Hearne win seats in Republican runoff election

The May 22 Republican primary runoff election ended on Tuesday deciding the positions of Young County Commissioner of Pct. 2 and Justice of the Peace of Pct. 1.

Early voting for the primary runoff was May 14-18 at North Central Texas College in Graham and Wednesday, May 16 at the Olney Community Library.

Four Young County candidates were in the runoff election on Tuesday after they did not receive 50 percent plus one extra vote in the March 6 primary.

The top two Republican candidates for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 and County Commissioner of Pct. 2 were facing off to see who would obtain those seats.

The candidates were incumbent Matt Pruitt and Larry Pratt for County Commissioner Pct. 2 and Jason Hearne and Randy Saylor for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1.

In the race for County Commissioner Pct. 2, Pruitt received 262 votes (55.86 percent of the total votes for that seat) and Pratt received 207 votes (44.14 percent) according to the primary runoff unofficial results provided by Young County Elections Administrator Lauren Sullivan.

In the race for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Hearne received 673 votes (73.31 percent of the total votes for that seat) and Saylor received 245 votes (26.69 percent) according to the primary runoff unofficial results provided by Sullivan.

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