New sheriff to be elected in Dawson County

Published: Jan. 7, 2016 at 6:24 PM CST|Updated: May. 6, 2016 at 9:24 PM CDT
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DAWSON COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Dawson County Sheriff Kent Parchman will not seek re-election in 2016.

Parchman was first sworn in as sheriff back in 2009.  Now, he is the sole candidate for Constable.

Two candidates are running to replace Parchman.

Matt Hogg is a captain with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.  He's been with the agency for 18 years, according to the Lamesa-Press Reporter.

Johnny Ortegon is chief deputy of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.  He's held the position for the past seven years, and has a total of 36 years of law enforcement experience, according to the Lamesa-Press Reporter.

Another contest race in Dawson County is for District Attorney in the 106th Judicial District which serves Dawson, Gaines, Garza, and Lynn Counties.  Incumbent Michael Munk faces challengers Roxanne Cox and Philip Mack Furlow.

In order to vote in the March 1st Primary you must be registered to vote by February 1st.  Early voting will run from February 16th through February 26th.

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