Marian Brown Leads Democratic Nomination for Sheriff; Dallas County Commissioner's Race Headed for Runoff

Interim Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown got one step closer to removing the "interim" from her title Tuesday as she handily led the Democratic nomination against Constable Roy Williams Jr. And in the only competitive race for the commissioners court, two candidates look to advance to a runoff for the Republican nomination for northern Dallas County's Precinct 2: Dallas attorney J.J. Koch and former State District Judge Vickers "Vic" Cunningham. A third candidate, former Garland City Council member Stephen Stanley, came in third. Brown, 53, became the county's first black sheriff when she was appointed by the commissioners court in December. A former Duncanville assistant police chief, Brown was recruited by former Sheriff Lupe Valdez to be Valdez's third-in-command, overseeing criminal investigations and street law enforcement. When Valdez resigned to run for governor, she recommended Brown for her job. "I'm humbled," Brown said. "I'm just blown away by the support of the citizens of Dallas County -- I feel like they have given me the go-ahead and solidified what the commissioners did in appointing me."   Continue reading...

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