ELECTION RESULTS: Early votes favor McDonald, Wurtz in county contested races

ELECTION RESULTS: Early votes favor McDonald, Wurtz in county contested races

Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald has won re-election to his office by defeating Republican challenger Charles Wright by a final vote of 50.28 percent to Wright’s 49.72 percent. 

With the tabulation of election-day votes, McDonald won by a slim margin of 1,884 to Wright’s 1,881. 

In the race for county clerk, Republican challenger Stephanie Cantu Wurtz has defeated incumbent Janet Hickl by a vote of 5,443 to 4,993 or 52.16 percent to 47.84 percent of the vote. 

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