Attorney Phillip Hays defeated CPS Judge Kara Darnell in the Republican primary runoff for the 99th District Court bench. It's primarily a civil court.
Hays says campaigning under COVID-19 had its challenges, but he praised his team for overcoming them. He says its work to reach out both in traditional and digital messages could have a long-lasting effect.
"It helped us expand our campaign and we think we reached a lot of voters that might have been left untouched in previous elections or maybe in future elections" Hays said. "Now, hopefully we've got them involved in the political system and they will vote again."
There were no Democrat candidates. 99th District Court Judge Bill Sowder is stepping down, as is 140th District Court Judge Jim Bob Darnell. We profiled both of their careers in November.