Updated Nov. 9, 9:56 a.m. This post has been updated to reflect the latest information.

Southlake resident Tim O’Hare was elected the Tarrant County judge by nearly 35,000 votes over Deborah Peoples in the general election on Nov. 8.

O’Hare will replace outgoing judge B. Glen Whitley, who has been the judge since 2007. Whitley didn’t seek re-election this year and will retire from public service.

The victory extends the streak of a Republican in the top spot in the county. Since Tom Vandergriff’s first term in 1991, a Republic has been the judge.

The final online update from all 316 voting centers was released at 4:02 a.m., Nov. 9.

O'Hare had 308,784 votes, or 53%, while Peoples had 273,815 votes, or 47%.

O’Hare was the mayor of Farmers Branch from 2008-2011 and has served on the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department Civil Service Commission since 2018. Peoples resides in Fort Worth and is a former AT&T executive who is retired.

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