RICHMOND, Texas Troy E. Nehls defeated three other opponents for the Republican spot in the Fort Bend County Sheriff election.

Early predictions were that a run-off race would be necessary, because with four individuals in the race, for any one person to win 50 percentof the votes would be a difficult feat.

Butin the end,Nehls won 55 percent of the votes. Kenneth Craig Brady was behind him with 34 percent, followed byBilly Frank Teague with 7 percentand John Minchew with 4 percent.

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