See how your Collin County candidates did during last night's election

Election day is Nov. 8.

Election day is Nov. 8.

State Representative, District 70

Four candidates raced for State Rep., District 70, which includes McKinney, Prosper, Weston, Melissa, Anna and Princeton. Incumbent Scott Sanford, R-McKinney, was victorious in his run for re-election with 56,511 total votes or 67.12 percent of the vote.

Sanford was first elected to the office in 2012 and has served on multiple house committees, including the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee and the Land and Resource Management Committee.

Democratic candidate John Bryant received 23,944 total votes or 28.44 percent of the vote. Bryant holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and is the senior manager of hotel improvements for Hilton Worldwide.

Libertarian candidate Rachel Wester received 3,145 total votes or  3.74 percent of the vote, and Green Party candidate Emmett Merwin received 596 total votes or 0.71 percent of the vote.

416th District Judge

Republican Andrea Thompson and Libertarian Daniel R. Correa ran for 416th District Judge. Thompson stole the lead with 224,093 total votes or 80.64 percent of the vote. She has spent four years working at the Collin County Clerk’s Office, during which time the office went paperless.

Correa garnered 53,814 total votes or 19.36 percent of the vote. He has practiced civil and commercial litigation since 2011, handling many multi-million dollar suits.

To learn more about this race and the candidates, read their Q&A here.

Collin County Sheriff

Republican candidate Jim Skinner saw an early lead during last night's race and held the lead until final votes were announced with  225,008 total votes or  80.42 percent of the vote.

His challenger, Libertarian candidate Daniel St. Clair, garnered 54,770 total votes  or 19.58 percent of the vote.

The Collin County Sheriff is responsible for enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner to prevent and deter crime, and when that fails, to apprehend and detain those who are accused or convicted of violating the law.

Sheriff Terry Box has held the position as Collin County Sheriff for more than 30 years and decided last year not to seek re-election.

To learn more about this race, read the candidate Q&A here.

Collin County Constable Precinct 1

Incumbent Republican candidate Shane Williams maintained the lead throughout the night with final results indicating he received a total of 32,646 votes or  80.30 percent of the vote.

His challenger, Libertarian candidate Mark Wester, received 8,010 votes or 19.70 percent of the vote.

According to the county website, constables are among the earliest recorded police officers in world history. They are commissioned by the Governor of Texas as Law Enforcement Agencies just as the Sheriff's Department or Texas Department of Public Safety. A constable is an associate member of the DPS. His or her "original" jurisdiction is anywhere in the county of election and is statewide in all criminal and most civil matters.

Collin County Precinct 1 includes Anna, Melissa, McKinney and Fairview.

To learn more about this race, read the candidate Q&A here.

U.S. Representative, District 3

U.S. House Rep. Sam Johnson, a Republican in his 26th year representing Collin County in Texas's third congressional district, has retained his seat against Democrat Adam P. Bell, Libertarian Scott Jameson and Green Party candidate Paul Blair.

Johnson received 193,063 total votes or 61.26 percent of the vote.

Bell received 108,780 total votes or 34.52 percent of the vote.  Jameson received a total of 10,408 votes or 3.30 percent of the vote and Blair received 2,893 votes or  0.92 percent of the vote.

Johnson serves as a deputy whip and serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, where he chairs the Social Security Subcommittee.
By Marthe Rennels
Marthe has reported on education, business, city and county news since 2010. She wrote for the McKinney Courier Gazette and later joined Community Impact Newspapers as McKinney Editor. Marthe covers transportation, development, city, county and education news in McKinney including McKinney ISD and Collin College.


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