James Prince re-elected for fifth term as Bowie County Sheriff

Published: Mar. 2, 2016 at 9:57 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 16, 2016 at 9:02 PM CDT
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BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - Bowie County voters went to the polls Tuesday to select a new sheriff, or keep the man who has held the job for the past 15 years.

When the final count came in, it was incumbent Sheriff James Prince who finished on top.

Wednesday, Bowie County Sheriff James Prince began taking down his campaign signs after a hard-fought race against former Texas Ranger Jay Womack.

Prince won his fifth term as Bowie County sheriff, an accomplishment no other sheriff has done in the history of the county.

Prince told KSLA News 12 he believes the key to his success is being available to all county citizens.

"Well I want to continue to work as hard as we can and improve the department. We've got some great people and we are doing all we can to make it better every day and continue to serve the citizens and doing the best job we can for them," said Sheriff Prince.

The final but unofficial vote count was 8,480 for Prince and 7,630 for Womack.

After his win, the sheriff took to social media, thanking those who voted in his favor.

Both candidates ran as Republicans.

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