Longtime Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson lost to Bill E. Waybourn in the Republican primary runoff on Tuesday.
Waybourn received 55 percent of the vote to Anderson’s 45. There is no Democratic challenger in the Sheriff’s race.
Anderson, sheriff since 2001, was outspoken in the case of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who was on probation when he fled to Mexico in December. Last month, a judge ordered the teen to serve nearly two years in jail.
Waybourn, a Republican, faces a Libertarian candidate in November. No Democrats are running.
In another closely watched race, District Judge for the 348 th Judicial District Mike Wallach narrowly defeated challenger Brooke Allen. Wallach will face Democratic candidate Joe Drago in November.