Larry R. Busby: 2,681
Sidney W. Moore: 803
McMullen County Sheriff
Larry Garcia: 207
Bruce Thomas: 325
Larry R. Busby was re-elected as Live Oak County Sheriff yesterday.
Busby, a graduate of Texas A&I University (now TAMU-Kingsville) has been Sheriff of Live Oak County for nearly 28 years. He has a total of 33 years of law enforcement experience. Busby taught school for eight years prior to entering law enforcement.
Busby has his Master Texas Peace Officer license, his Texas jailer’s license, a Texas peace officers instructor certificate and a police firearms instructor certificate. He is chairman of the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association scholarship committee and on the legislative committee of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas. He is past chairman and current member of the Coastal Bend College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and chairman of the Del Mar College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.
Other activities include founding and current board member of the Live Oak County Boys & Girls Club and resource member of the child welfare board. Busby is active in Lions club and as well as many other organizations.
The other county candidates had no opponents. Incumbent County Commissioners Jim Bassett (Pct. 3) and Richard Lee (Pct. 1) will remain in office for another term. Incumbent Constables James Doughty (Pct. 1), Mari Gonzales (Pct. 2) and James M. Baker, Jr. (Pct. 3) had no opponents and will remain in office for another term. Incumbent County Tax Assessor-Collector Virginia Horton and incumbent County Attorney Gene Chapline had no opponents and will remain in office for another term.
All election results are unofficial until canvassed.
In the state elections, incumbent State Rep. (District 35) Yvonne Gonzalez-Toureilles ran unopposed as well as incumbent District Judge Janna Whatley, and incumbent District Attorney Martha Warner. In the 13th Court of Appeals, Place 6 incumbent Justice Dori Contreras Garza (Dem) ran against Caroline Bertuzzi (Rep).
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