Old wins GOP nomination for 25th district judge
July 31, 2012 at 2:31 a.m.
Bill Old earned the Republican Party nomination Tuesday for the 25th Judicial District.
He beat opponent Kevin Kolb with 52 percent of the votes in the four-county race.
"I want to follow in his (Judge Dwight Peschel) footsteps, but put my own stamp on the court," Old said. "We don't have to do things the way they have always been done."
The district includes Lavaca, Gonzales, Guadalupe and Colorado counties.
He will not have a Democratic Party opponent in the November election. He will replace Peschel, who is retiring.
The two got the most votes in a field of three candidates in the May primary. They met in the runoff election Tuesday.
Broken down, this is how the votes went by county: Lavaca, Kolb, 745, Old, 807; Gonzales, Kolb, 561, Old, 462; Guadalupe, Kolb, 3,683, Old, 4,297; Colorado, Kolb, 945, Old, 863.