Former judge Phil Sorrells won the Republican primary runoff election for Tarrant County criminal district attorney, according to unofficial results posted May 24.
Sorrells held steady throughout the night to finish with about 59% of the votes to become the Republican nominee.
"We're ecstatic," Sorrells said. "All the hard work we put into this race–it's just very gratifying to see the results that we've seen... Hard work pays off."
He thanked Tarrant County voters for putting their trust in him.
"It's humbling," he said.
Opponent Matt Krause posted a message on Facebook conceding the race just after 10 p.m. May 24.
"While we are certainly disappointed tonight, we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us next," he wrote.
Sorrells will face Democrat Tiffany Burks in the Nov. 8 election. The November election will determine who will replace District Attorney Sharen Wilson, who chose not to run for another term.
Sorrells has worked as judge for Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 10 for 25 years, according to his website. He resigned his office to run for district attorney. Before becoming a judge, he worked as a felony prosecutor.
Krause represented District 93 in the Texas House of Representatives since taking elective office in 2013. The district covers parts of Fort Worth and Arlington. He previously ran the Texas office for a national nonprofit constitutional litigation firm, his website states.
Burks has worked as a prosecutor for 24 years and joined the Tarrant County criminal district attorney's office in 1999.
Here are other primary runoff election results posted so far for races in the Community Impact Newspaper coverage area for Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake as well as Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake and Northeast Fort Worth. Some results are still being counted.