Posted 3:36 p.m. Nov. 9

Two Democratic candidates were elected for seats in the Dallas County Commissioners Court in the Nov. 8 general election.

Incumbent Elba Garcia, who has been the Dallas County commissioner for Precinct 4 since 2010, won re-election over Libertarian opponent Timothy Miles, with 75.18% to 24.82% of the vote.

“I am very thankful to all the citizens of District 4 that took the time to get out and vote and make their voices be heard,” Garcia said. “I honestly am very honored as always to represent District 4, and I look forward to continuing working with them.”

She won a total of 75,709 votes out of 100,705 total. Miles received the remaining 24,996.

“I represent one of the most diverse constituencies in Dallas County, and I'm very proud of that,” Garcia said. “And I'm very proud of their support. And I, you know, I always commend everyone that puts their hat in the ring to run for office. I respect that.”

Democratic candidate Andrew Sommerman won the seat for Dallas County commissioner Precinct 2, overcoming Republican candidate J.J. Koch, 52.85% to 47.15% of the vote.

Sommerman is a practicing attorney. He led the race with a total of 107,415 votes out of 203,257 total.

Koch has been the Dallas County commissioner since 2018. He serves on the Dallas County Civil Service Commission. He received a total of 95,842 votes.

“I know and I have always known that people elected representatives because they want us to work together; because they want us to make the right decisions for their taxpayers money,” Garcia said. “I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow elected officials at every capacity, not only with the Commissioners Court but with different municipalities I have worked with.”

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