EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Incumbent David Stout is leading with 43.09% with challenger Judy Gutierrez close behind with 39.65% in the Democratic primary for El Paso County Commissioner Precinct 2.
Since neither Stout or Gutierrez got over 50% of the vote this race is headed to a run-off election which will be be May 24., with the early voting period from May 16-20.
KTSM 9 News caught up with both Stout and Gutierrez speaking to them about the run-off election.
“We’re looking forward to getting a second chance, we’re the underdog and we’re going to come out victorious in this next election,” said Gutierrez. Were already strategizing were ready to go. We’ve got ten weeks I think before the runoff so were ready.”
“Redistricting changed my district quite significantly and I think that the work that I did in those areas has shown today. So I think work that I did in those areas has shown today so I think we just need to get back out talking to voters,” said David Stout.
Precinct 2 covers Downtown El Paso and parts of Central, East, the Lower Valley and more.
All of the candidates running are democrats there were no Republicans running in the primary.
The candidates included Stout, the incumbent, who has been the commissioner for Precinct 2 since 2015. Former city employee Judy Gutierrez, who unsuccessfully ran for City Council District 2 in 2020, and El Paso business owner Carlos Soto, who has not run for a political office in the past.
Carlos Soto got 17.27% of the vote.
A total of 10,089 votes were cast for this race.
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