Even with accusations of illegal financing, and requests for federal investigations by his political opponent's camp in the days before the election, James Carlow is now Bowie County Judge.

The election was not a landslide by any means with his opponent, Jeff Akin, receiving 4,073 votes, but in the end with a final but unofficial count, Carlow had 5,565 votes to win the race.

Tom Whitten holds on to the Precinct 2 commissioner seat. Mike Carter received 2,011 votes to win the Precinct 4 seat from the incumbent Pat McCoy who ended the race with 1,129 votes. For Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2, Hoot Hadaway had 3,708 votes and Trinity Courtney had 1,859 votes.

Stay tuned for more election results... at last count incumbent George Lavender had 5,494 votes and his opponent Gary Vandeaver had 7,073 votes in the race for District 1 State Representative. For U.S. Representative District 4, incumbent Ralph Hall was well ahead of his opponents with 23,670 votes. His closest opponent was John Ratcliffe who had 15,095 votes. That means the two could face each other in a runoff election in May.

UPDATED RESULTS:

U.S. Representative District 4
Ralph Hall 29,815
John Ratcliffe 18,891
There will be a runoff election in May.

District 1 State Representative
Gary VanDeaver 9,400
George Lavender 7,898
Since there is no democrat challenger New Boston ISD Superintendent Gary VanDeaver wins.