Zavesky re-elected DeWitt sheriff

Sonny Long

Nov. 6, 2012 at 5:06 a.m.
Updated Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

CUERO - Incumbent Jode Zavesky was re-elected DeWitt County Sheriff.

Zavesky, a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Kevin Kroos to win his third term as sheriff.

"I'm very happy with the turnout. We worked hard," Zavesky said.

"The department works hard and it shows. We will continue to improve," he said. "I thank everyone in DeWitt County for their support and I look forward to working hard for them for four more years."

Zavesky, 53 and a former Victoria firefighter, was a DeWitt County reserve deputy and constable before first being elected sheriff in 2004.

He oversaw the building of a new detention center that expanded from 51 beds to the current 161-bed facility in 2009.

Kroos, a 33-year-old farrier and former police officer, was seeking public office for the first time.

Voters in the Westhoff School District approved two propositions.

The first, that won 160-40, authorizes the school board to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenue.

The second proposition, that passed 148-55, authorizes the school board to educate students of other school districts with local tax revenue.



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