Leadership changes coming to area sheriffs’ offices

Madison, Waller, and Houston Counties will all have new sheriffs by the end of the year.
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Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 10:58 PM CDT
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MADISONVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Voters have elected Bobby Adams as the next sheriff of Madison County.

Adams received 65% of the vote Tuesday over his Republican opponent Billy Reeves. There is no Democratic challenger he will face in November. Adams will take over the spot for Travis Neeley who is retiring from the job.

Adams currently works at the district attorney’s office as Chief Criminal Investigator.

On Facebook Tuesday night, Reeves wrote, “My family and I would like to personally congratulate Bobby Adams on his victory as Sheriff of Madison County. I commend Bobby’s campaign for a clean and honorable race. We wish you the best of luck as you embark upon your newly elected venture.”

In Waller County, Sheriff Glenn Smith lost to his Republican opponent Troy Guidry by an estimated 400 votes. Guidry’s campaign slogan has been “More law enforcement, less politics.” On Facebook Tuesday night, Guidry said “This accomplishment could not have been made without your support. I would also like to thank Sheriff R. Glenn Smith for a race well run.”

Guidry will face Democratic candidate Cedric D. Watson in November for the general election.

On Facebook Tuesday night, Sheriff Smith wrote, “Congratulations to Troy Guidry and wish all of Waller County the best in the future. God Bless all of the citizens and really appreciate all the help over the years.”

In Houston County, Randy Hargrove earned close to 56% of the vote over his Republican opponent Ryan Martin. Hargrove will face Democratic challenger Charles Holmes this fall in the general election.

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