An underdog Democratic candidate stunned a former 14-year commissioner Tuesday to take the highest elected office in Hays County.
Ruben Becerra, a San Marcos business owner, defeated Will Conley by 2,649 votes, according to unofficial, final results. All results will be canvassed by the Hays County Commissioners Court at a later date.
Becerra, who unsuccessfully ran for the San Marcos CISD board of trustees and Mayor of San Marcos in previous years, won his first elected position. It also marks the first time since 2006 a Democrat claimed the County Judge seat, which was won by Liz Sumter.
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