Updated Nov. 9, 12:03 a.m. This post has been updated to reflect the latest information.

Denton County residents re-elected Judge Andy Eads over challenger Fabian Thomas on Nov. 8.

The Republican incumbent topped his Democrat opponent with 59.46% of the votes cast. Polls closed at 7 p.m. and 100% of Denton County precincts are reporting as of 12:03 a.m.

About 52.25% of registered voters cast a ballot, according to county data.

The county judge acts as the county’s chief executive officer and has broad judicial and administrative powers that serve as presiding officer for the county’s commissioners court.

Thomas is a retired military noncommissioned officer with 31 years of federal government experience. He currently owns a management consulting firm, which provides financial and consulting advice for credit unions and their members.

Thomas has not responded to a request for comment.

Eads has served on the Denton County Commissioners Court since 2007 as a commissioner and as county judge since 2019. He previously worked as a realtor in 2001-09. He currently serves as a voting member of the Denton County Transportation Authority.

During his first term in the position, Eads said he helped spearhead COVID-19 efforts and he looks forward to his future work as county judge. He said he is most looking forward to the infrastructure work the county can do with the passage of the $650 million bond.

"It's a great honor to serve the residents of Denton County," he said with 75% of precincts reporting Nov. 8.

Results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit www.communityimpact.com/voter-guide to see results from all local elections in your community.