ABILENE, Texas -

Numerous Democrat and Republican Party primary elections were held and decided Tuesday in Abilene and the Big Country.

In the race that caused the greatest stir locally heading into election day, Paul Rotenberry defeated Claire Mehaffey and Mary Ann Fergus in the Republican primary battle for 326th District Court Judge.

Other results included:

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326th District Court Judge – Republican

*- Claire Mehaffey     2,472   20%

*- Mary Ann Fergus   2,296   19%

*- Paul Rotenberry     7,584   61%

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Taylor County Commissioner, Precinct 2 – Republican

*- Kyle Kendrick (I)         929   61%

*- Dwayne Tucker          606    39%

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Taylor County Commissioner, Precinct 4 – Republican

*- Chuck Statler (I)         2,554   74%

*- Ron Harris                      886   26%

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Court at Law Judge No. 2 – Republican

*- Tim Ladyman     3,999   34%

*- Sam Carroll         7,684   66%

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