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Denton picks new sheriff; GOP has new chairwoman

Denton picks new sheriff; GOP has new chairwoman

March 02
02:23 2016

Daniel Ryan Carr | @danielryancarr

Jynn Schubert | @JynnWasHere

Denton voted for a new county sheriff and GOP chairwoman Tuesday in the Texas primary elections.

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Tracy Murphree

Tracy Murphree ousted incumbent Sheriff Will Travis, and Lisa Hendrickson took down Kelly Sayre to replace Dianne Edmondson as county chairwoman.

Murphree had a large lead Tuesday night. Hendrickson, a Louisiana native with a background in education, had a lead of more than seven percent.

Sayre is a Texas native who has played a big role in the county GOP for several years, even serving now as the a vice chairman for the party.

Nobody has stepped forward from the Democratic Party to run against Murphree or Travis.

“I want to thank my voters,” Murphree said. “We have a great grassroots campaign. We had so many volunteers, so many people working for me behind the scenes with police associations throughout Denton County helping to spread the word. I appreciate their efforts so much.”

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