Hazlewood Wins House 27; Dean Tops Tidwell; Philyaw, Sell, Smith Win

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Patsy Hazlewood won the House District 27 seat over Tommy Crangle.

Rep. Vince Dean defeated longtime Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell.

General Sessions Court Judge Christie Sell defeated attorney Rex Sparks, and Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw won over Yolanda Echols Mitchell. Assistant Prosecutor Steve Smith defeated longtime Public Defender Ardena Garth.

House District 27

Patsy Hazlewood 5,572

Tommy Crangle 4,148

Criminal Court Clerk

Vince Dean 27,197

Gwen Tidwell 22,546

General Sessions Court Judge 1

Christie Sell 36,051

Rex Sparks 7,597

Juvenile Court Judge

Rob Philyaw 33,421

Yolanda Echols Mitchell 15,162

Public Defender

Steve Smith 31,125

Ardena Garth 17,426



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