Reeves County Sheriff Recount Coming

Nick Lawton
NewsWest 9

PECOS - The most contested race in Reeves County was for their county sheriff.

The race tore county residents down the middle with many wanting current Sheriff Arnulfo "Andy" Gomez and his work to stay while many others wanted a change in Arturo Granado.

In the end, Gomez lost by less than one percent Tuesday night, but it's not over.

You can count on both of your hands the number of votes that Gomez lost by, a mere eight votes and Gomez says that's too close of a call to be a safe measure.

"It's kind of hard to tell who wins," Gomez said. "If I'd have lost like maybe 100 votes, 50 votes, I'll call it OK, but I was so close. I would like a close check."

In fact, Gomez called the Reeves County Democratic Chairman for a recount just minutes before his interview with NewsWest 9.

"He said he's going to let me know sometime tomorrow morning and then we're going to take it from there," Gomez said.

NewsWest 9's attempts to reach Granado for a comment were unsuccessful.

Gomez said he had no problem with Granado. He just wants another count.

"I appreciate all the support I was given all this time and if I lose again, like I said, I'll support whoever sits on this sheriff's chair," Gomez said.