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Stephens Co. elects new Sheriff

STEPHENS COUNTY, Texas - Stephens County will be getting a new sheriff after a controversial race.

Republican Billy Wade the third defeated the incumbent candidate, Democrat Dan Young.

Young was appointed sheriff two years ago.

In his campaign,  Wade was critical of the current sheriff for over spending his budget.

Wade won by a 3 to 2 ratio. By the time all votes were counted, Wade gathered 1,989 votes. Young gathered 1,378.

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