MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Super Tuesday in the Permian Basin ended with several close races and numerous run-offs.
Ector County saw the most exciting race of the night between Mike Griffis and Joe Commander. The race remained close throughout the night and ended with Griffis winning by a slim majority of 45 votes. While Griffis is currently the winner, the Ector County Elections Office will go over provisional ballots because it was such a close race. That process may take several days.
The other big story of the night was in Andrews County, which saw almost every race going to a run-off. Mark Greenhaw and Rusty Stewart will be duking it out in a run-off to take current Andrews County Sheriff Sam Jones' seat following Jones' announcement that he was stepping down. Several other races in Andrews County including County Commissioner, Pct. 3 and Constable Pct. 1 & 4, will also be heading to a run-off.
Over in Midland County, election turnout was so high early voting totals weren't released to the press until 10 p.m. Some voters waited until at least 9:15 p.m. to vote. Winners in Midland County include Karen Hood for County Tax/Assessor Collector, Scott Ramsey for County Commissioner, Pct. 1, Mark Wohleking for Constable, Pct. 2, Luis Sanchez for County Commissioner, Pct. 3 and Ted Macklin for Constable, Pct. 3. Another race for District Attorney of the 142nd Judicial District went to Laura A. Nodolf.
However, in some counties, finals weren't available before midnight. Those races include the 83rd Judicial District between Rod Ponton and Jaime Escuder, Reeves County Sheriff and Winkler County Sheriff.
For a breakdown of all the results, click here.
The Texas runoff election is scheduled for May 24, 2016.