With all precincts reporting, Lynne Chupp Finley has won the Republican primary for the unexpired term of Collin County District Clerk with 54.78 percent of the votes, or 36,885 votes, over Yoon Kim's 45.22 percent of the vote.
All results are unofficial until canvassed.
While Finley and her family have been involved in politics, specifically in Tarrant County, she said Collin County was a new to her. When former district clerk Andrea Thompson stepped down, Finley said she saw it as an opportunity to be involved in her community.
"I felt nothing but a lot of welcome and open arms from all of the people in Collin County," Finley said. "I'm very excited and I find Collin County to be such a quality and class county when it comes to politics, at least with my experience in this race."
When Finley takes office she said she would like to focus her attention on making sure the county is running efficiently and helping the county save money.
"I think once I get into the office, I can get a better sense on where [the county] is and some of the other areas I want to work on," she said.
Posted: 7:26 p.m., March 1
According to Republican primary election early voting results, Lynne Chupp Finley is leading the race for the unexpired term of Collin County District Clerk with 52.20 percent of the vote, or 19,712 votes. Yoon Kim has 47.80 percent of the vote, or 18,051 votes.
Incumbent Kim was appointed to the position by Collin County officials on Dec. 1. Yoon is an attorney with 10 years of experience in criminal and civil trial, including prosecution, criminal defense, family law and investigation. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.
Finley has lived and practiced law in Collin County for more than 20 years. Finley has experience in criminal, civil and family law. Finley graduated with a degree in telecommunications from Texas Tech University. Finley received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
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