In the Democratic race for Lubbock County Commissioner Precinct 3, voters put their stock in Gilbert Flores. He beat out challenger "Bubba" Sedeño with 52.93 percent of the vote.
"I'm proud of what we have done," Flores said Tuesday night. "I'm very grateful for the people of precinct 3 that support me. Very much. But most important, I'm very grateful that my family comes together. "
But, it's not over yet. Flores will face off in November, against newcomer Republican Cary Shaw of Idalou. Flores suggested the name was a factor in how voters made a selection in the Republican primary.
"You have to remember you have a Flores over here running also as a Republican, and then you have a Gutierrez running as a Republican, and then you have a Shaw. That makes a lot of difference here in Lubbock, Texas."
A Republican has not held Precinct 3's seat decades. We profiled the history of this commissioner's seat earlier this year.
Flores says he's not worried.
"I don't think a republican is going to hold my seat in precinct 3."
He said he wants to focus on lowering the tax rate and balancing the budget, among other pressing issues.
"One of the main issues I'm concerned about the most is maybe the census," Flores said. "We got to get counted. After that the most important is re-districting. We're gonna have to re-district boundaries within the precinct and districts, and that's very important to me."
And this may be his last campaign.
"Most likely, this is it. I felt like I was needed this time around. There's so much that's needed to be done still."
But he's looking forward to it.
"I want to earn my position."
The entire time, he says, he will be surrounded by family.