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Ronnie Cochran to become next Newton County judge after beating Kenneth Weeks

Kenneth Weeks has been in the position for a little more than three years.

NEWTON COUNTY, Texas — Newton County voters have spoken and Ronnie Cochran will be the next judge of Newton County.

Cochran faced off against Incumbent Kenneth Weeks for the seat. Weeks has been in the position for a little more than three years.

Cochran gained 66% of the votes, and Weeks gained 34% of the votes. At this time, Cochran faces no challenger come November. 

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12News spoke with the candidates about what Newton County needs. Cochran said he specifically is looking for transparency when it comes to the county's finances.

“We wanted answers, we couldn’t get any answers,” Cochran said. “So, I threw my name in the hat and said if I can't get the answers one way, I’ll run for judge and try to get them my way.

On election night, all results will be posted at 12NewsNow.com/elections.

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