Politics change in Harrison County

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - Tuesday's election shows political winds are changing in Harrison County, Texas.

Republican victories in the county were stronger than in years past according to volunteers from the Harrison County Republican Party. Of voters who chose to vote straight ticket ballots, 63% voted republican.

Republican Coke Solomon ousted Democratic incumbent, Joe Black, for the position of Harrison County District Attorney. Solomon says he's noticed a movement away from the traditionally solid Democratic sentiments in the county.

"It's not like that any more. We're seeing about half and half in most races which is good. We need to bring some checks and balances to the courthouse. I think it's great," Solomon said.

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