Mark Keough wins Montgomery County judge race


Updated 11:36 p.m.

Republican candidate Mark Keough has won the Montgomery County Judge race, defeating Democrat Jay Stittleburg. With all 96 precincts reporting in Montgomery County, Keough lead Stittleburg with 74.70 percent of the votes to Stittleburg’s 25.30 percent. Keogh received 139,352 ballots to Stittleburg’s 47,187.

“I’m very excited about the results,” Keough said. “This is a great opportunity for Montgomery County to just move forward, to get some things done that will help us move forward rapidly.”

Keogh said he will continue advancing his platform priorities, which include tax reform and fixing issues with property tax and mobility.

Keough, who is currently a state senator for District 15, will finish his term on Dec. 31, 2018. He will be sworn in as the new Montgomery County judge on Jan. 1, 2019.

Updated 10:13 p.m.

Republican Mark Keough maintains his lead over Democrat Jay Stittleburg in the race for Montgomery County judge.

Results have started to flow in from more precincts in Montgomery County. Keough has received 114,478 votes, or 75.22 percent of the ballots, while Stittleburg received 37,713 or 24.78 percent of the votes, according to the unofficial early voting results.

Thus far, 35 of the 96 Election Day precincts have reported.

Keough defeated incumbent Judge Craig Doyal in the primary election in March. Keough is a Texas State representative, representing District 15. His term will end in December 2018.

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