By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON – With just nine precincts outstanding, Eddy Lange had nearly a 1,400-vote lead over Bob Patterson in the Republican Party runoff for Bell County sheriff.

In the race for 146th District Court judge, Jack Jones held a similar-sized lead over fellow Temple attorney Mary Black Pearson out of 10,000 ballots cast.

The race for Precinct 3 commissioner continued to be tight, with Bill Schumann leading Marty Janczak by about 180 votes of the more than 5,000 cast.


Eddy Lange 6,458 56.1%

Bob Patterson 5,045 43.9%

146th District Court Judge

Mary Black Pearson 4,973 43.6%

Jack Jones 6,422 56.4%

Pct. 3 County Commissioner

Bill Schumann 2,638 51.8%

Marty Janczak 2,459 48.2%

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