San Miguel apparent Democratic nominee for Goliad County sheriff

Paul R. San Miguel appeared to have earned the Democratic Party nomination for Goliad County sheriff.

As of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, with seven of the nine precincts reporting,

San Miguel received 478 votes to challenger Don Mitchel's 236.

San Miguel said there should be better controls and procedures with an emphasis in drug and alcohol training.

If elected in November he would like to interact more with the people.

Although the Goliad native is running as a Democrat, he said the sheriff's position should not be political.

"You should vote for the person, not the party," he said.

San Miguel will face Republican Kirby Brumby in the November general election.