Incumbent Chris Davis captures vote to remain in his office

Published on Wednesday, 5 March 2014 00:00 - Written by KELLY GOOCH kgooch@tylerpaper.com

With all precincts reporting, Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis bested Tammy Blair on Tuesday night.

Davis garnered 3,788 votes, or 73.3 percent, while challenger and former Texas Senate candidate Tammy Blair garnered 1,379 votes, or 26.7 percent, according to complete but unofficial results.

Davis, 54, has said via email that he decided to run “because I love my job and feel that I have done a good job,” and mentioned having more than 20 years of judicial experience and his master’s degree in public administration.

“I dispose of all cases brought before me with the utmost fairness and expedience. ... I have been faced with some pretty big challenges over the years, and I have been able to overcome them and move the county forward. We are sound financially, and I plan to keep us that way. We have more work to do, and I have more service to offer the citizens of our county,” he added.

Ms. Blair, 50, works as a chief financial officer. According to her campaign website, she co-founded the Tyler Tea Party in 2009 and “worked since then to educate and motivate people to become more active and aware of current events within our state and national governments.”

She has said she believes that it’s “time for a fresh start.”

“We need to put qualified people in office,” she previously said, and those who will “do what they’re supposed to do.”