Bush re-elected; House runoff set
Unofficial final results from Tuesday’s election show a Republican primary runoff is coming between tea party favorite TJ Fabby and Waxahachie Mayor John Wray in the race for the State Representative District 10 seat.
Neither Wray nor Fabby was able to claim a clear majority of Ellis County voters, with Fabby earning 36.44 percent of the vote or 4,933 votes and Wray pulling in 36.98 percent, or 5,006 votes. Duke Burge brought in 1,414 total votes, or 10.45 percent, and Jake Ellzey claimed 2,184 votes, or 16.13 percent.
Ellis County Judge Carol Bush narrowly reclaimed her seat in Tuesday’s primary, earning 51.39 percent of the vote in a four-person field on 6,773 votes. Her closest opponent, Richard Rozier, was able to mount a challenge to gain 4,380 votes, or 33.23 percent, shy of what was necessary to force a runoff with Bush. Charles Hatfield earned 11.11 percent of the vote with 1,464 ballots in his favor, and RC Lyon tallied 562 votes, or 4.26 percent.