LUBBOCK, TX -- With about half of precincts reporting, incumbent County Commissioner Mark Heinrich has a sound lead in the Precinct 2 race, indicating he'll serve a third term in office.
Early numbers show Heinrich snagged about 72 percent of the vote over opponent, 21 year old local businessman Jon David Bruegel.
Precinct 2 covers the southeastern portion of Lubbock County, including Slaton, where Heinrich's lived all his life.
Upon hearing the results from a watch party at his home, Heinrich says he's excited to get back to working for the people of Lubbock County. Plans for this term include working on a new law enforcement center, approved by the voters back in 2002.
"It was a good race," Heinrich says. "Hopefully we got the issues out on the table, and I'm just humbled and honored to be elected to my third consecutive term as a Lubbock County Commissioner."
Heinrich also says he plans to continue to collaborate with the county's other elected officials, in working with state legislators to get more revenue for county projects like road improvement.