Washington County Sheriff Narrowly Wins Primary

It was a close call Tuesday night for Washington County Sheriff J.W. Jankowski.

Narrowly trailing up until the last ballot boxes were counted, the man who has been the top lawman in Washington County since 1992 edged out opponent James Parker when all the votes were counted.

Jankowski netted 2,810 votes, while Parker came in with 2,717.

After early votes were counted, Parker held a mere two vote edge over the incumbent, 1,101 to 1,099.

With about three-fourths of the votes tabulated, the margin was bigger, but only slightly, as Parker held a 2,391-to-2,347 advantage. However, it was the final few boxes that gave Jankowski his eventual 93-vote win.

Parker entered the race with 32 years of experience in the Harris County Sheriff's Office under his belt.

Jankowski's win Tuesday is his fifth election to the office.

No Democrat filed to run for the position.

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