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Election 2022: Results for Bexar County District Attorney | Texas

Gonzales will serve one other time period as Bexar County’s prime prosecutor.

SAN ANTONIO — Democrat Joe Gonzales is on observe to defeat Republican challenger Marc LaHood and function Bexar County district lawyer for one other time period. 

Gonzales collected 57% of the early vote to 43% for LaHood, and continues main by that margin with a majority of the group’s polling websites reporting Election Day ballots. 

Results for Gonzales and LaHood will proceed tabulating under as votes are counted. 

Gonzales has been concerned in varied high-profile instances as Bexar County district lawyer, and was considered one of many big-city DAs in Texas to say within the aftermath of Roe v. Wade’s overturning that he would not pursue prices towards most ladies who search an abortion.

He and LaHood held completely different stances on the abortion debate. LaHood informed the native chapter of the League of Women Voters that “there is no law” when the district lawyer decides to disregard what’s been established by legislators, a sign that he would prosecute abortion instances as they’re introduced to him. 

Gonzales ran unopposed within the Democratic main to safe his spot on the final election poll. LaHood simply defeated Meredith Chacon within the Republican main to win the nomination.

Who is Joe Gonzales?

The incumbent is a west-San Antonio native who graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1988, occurring to start out his career in household legislation as a trial prosecutor in Bexar County. 

Gonzales continued his authorized career whereas briefly in Houston within the ’90s, the place he was “promoted to court chief prosecutor” in a Harris County juvenile court docket. He later opened his personal legislation office after returning to the Alamo City, from which he labored as a prison protection lawyer for greater than 20 years. 

He is a proponent of destroying weapons utilized in crimes and created a brand new coverage of releasing nonviolent offenders with out bail as an equitable method of battling restricted space within the Bexar County jail. He prioritizes prosecuting violent offenders over low-level offenses, in addition to contemplating bond suggestions on a case-by-case foundation. 

Who is Marc LaHood?

Also a San Antonio native, LaHood specialised in state and federal prison protection after his commencement from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2007. 

Having endured household tragedy as a toddler, LaHood is concentrated on advocating for psychological well being help and consciousness. He touts himself as “the only candidate with the unique experience to rebuild our relationship with law enforcement, enforce the law without an agenda and ensure criminals are prosecuted under the law.”

If elected, LaHood mentioned he would crack down on gateway crimes that might result in extra extreme offenses down the highway, in addition to “fight any effort to defund our police.” He additionally says he would combat drug trafficking and decide to prosecuting migrants arrested for crimes within the county.  

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