Challenger Ricky Bishop defeated incumbent Taylor County Sheriff Les Bruce in the GOP primary election Tuesday, unofficial but complete returns showed.
Bishop captured 5,947 votes (53 percent), while Bruce garnered 5,282 votes (47 percent), according to election totals.
Meanwhile, Mike McAuliffe handily upended Lydia Long, grabbing 5,687 votes (60 percent). Long received 3,744 votes (40 percent).
(For totals on these and other races, go here and click for the results.)
In other races of interest:
*- Paul Sadler defeated Grady Yarbrough for U.S. Senate, Democrat primary
*- Ted Cruz defeated David Dewhurst for U.S. Senate, Republican primary
*- Christi Craddick defeated Warren Chisum for Railroad Commissioner, Republican primary
*- Gary Worley defeated Tommy Blevins for Brown County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Republican primary
*- Wayne Shaw defeated Richard Gist for Brown County Commissioner, Precinct 3, Republican primary
*- Andy Maxwell defeated incumbent Wayne Honea for Eastland County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Republican primary
*- Greg Pinkston defeated David Andrews for Jones County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Republican primary