UPDATED 5-23-2018 – 12:36 a.m. — The Primary Election results are now complete and there are some changes coming to Hempstead County government in 2019.
Embattled Judge, Haskell Morse, who found himself on the receiving end of many voters anger last year, was defeated in the republican primary by former Hempstead County Sheriff Jerry Crane by a margin of almost 2-to-1. Crane will face-off against unopposed Democrat candidate Allen Flowers in the November General Election.
Two other incumbents on the Quorum Court also lost their seats to challengers. District 6 JP Lynn Montgomery lost his position in a close race to Troy Lerew, Sr., who won by only 10 votes. District 7 JP Mikki Curtis lost by 38 votes to Steve Atchley. No Democrat candidates are running for the positions so Lerew and Atchley will take over the positions in January.
Prosecuting Attorney Christi McQueen easily defeated challenger Angilynn Taylor in Hempstead County. We do not currently have the results from Nevada County, which is also part of the 8th North Judicial District.
We will give the final result of the Prosecutor race once we have the data from Nevada County, as well as final state election results once we can confirm the numbers.
Hempstead County Voting Results
|Dem Governor||Leticia Sanders||330|
|Dem Governor||Jared K Henderson||222|
|Rep Governor||Jan Morgan||807|
|Rep Governor||Governor Asa Hutchinson||1364|
|Rep US Congress Dist 4||Rep. Bruce Westerman||1605|
|Rep US Congress Dist 4||Randy Caldwell||479|
|Rep Sec of State||Trevor Drown||750|
|Rep Sec of State||John Thurston||1286|
|NP State Supreme Court||Judge Kenneth Hixson||696|
|NP State Supreme Court||David Sterling||740|
|NP State Supreme Court||Courtney Goodson||1187|
|Rep Sec of State||Trevor Drown||529|
|Dem Circuit Clerk||Gail Wolfenbarger||182|
|Rep County Judge||Jerry Crane||1261|
|Rep County Judge||Haskell Morse||645|
|Rep County Judge||Greg Jackson||292|
|Rep County Clerk||Karen M Smith||1188|
|Rep County Clerk||Eva Morehead||977|
|Rep JP Dist 6||Lynn Montgomery||133|
|Rep JP Dist 6||Troy Lerew, Sr.||143|
|Rep JP Dist 7||Jim Burke||82|
|Rep JP Dist 7||Mikki Curtis||100|
|Rep JP Dist 7||Steve Atchley||138|
|NP Prosecuting Attorney||Angilynn Taylor||951|
|NP Prosecuting Attorney||Christi McQueen||1856|
|Hope School Board zone 6||Dickinson||222|
|Hope School Board zone 6||Love||133|
|Hope School Board zone 6||Ward||20|