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Bexar County District Attorney election results for Texas midterms on Nov. 8, 2022

Update (9:50 p.m.): District Attorney Joe Gonzales has declared victory for his second time period.

With 90 of 302 vote facilities reporting, Gonzales is thrashing Marc LaHood with 57% of the vote.

In an election night time gathering, Gonzales declared himself the winner of the race, although LaHood has but to concede.

“I’m very content and I thank the citizens of Bexar County, number one for coming out to vote and for number 2 for endorsing the hard work that we’ve been doing,” Gonzales stated Tuesday night time. “I want Bexar County voters to know I’m committed to doing everything that we can and that I can to keep our citizens safe.”

LaHood stated he is not going to remark till all Bexar County vote facilities report their results.

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BACKGROUND

A district legal professional has an necessary function in not solely prosecuting criminals however representing and defending crime victims.

The district legal professional represents the state in prosecuting felony legal instances and works with regulation enforcement in investigations.

It’s the job of the DA’s office to current instances to a grand jury that can resolve whether or not there may be sufficient proof to indict a suspected legal.

The DA’s office additionally represents victims of violence in protecting orders and represents the state in eradicating youngsters from abusive households.

The present Bexar County District Attorney, Democrat Joe Gonzales, was elected in 2019 after defeating the incumbent Nico LaHood.

Gonzales, who was unopposed within the Democratic main, now faces off with Nico’s brother — Republican Marc LaHood within the Nov. 8 normal election.

LaHood is an legal professional and a companion of the family-run agency LaHood Law, which makes a speciality of legal protection, personal damage regulation, probate points and household regulation.

LaHood gained the Republican nomination by cruising to victory within the March main over Meredith Chacon by 26% of the vote.

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