Nelson Wolff claims Bexar Co. Judge Democratic nomination

Wolff to face Carlton Soules in general election

Nelson Wolff claimed the Democratic nomination for Bexar County Judge Tuesday night.

Wolff went head-to-head with one-time friend turned foe, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson.

With 100 percent of precincts counted, Wolff captured 56 percent of the total vote compared to Adkisson, who captured 43 percent.

"It's been really tense I guess you would say because he was throwing everything but the kitchen sink at us. Everything was negative and we stuck to positive," Wolff said.

This year's primary election proved to be one of Wolff's biggest challenges in years in the Democratic Primary.

"This was really a challenge because it surprised me," Wolff said. "I wasn't ready for it. He had three times as much money as I did when we started so we had to move very quickly. Thank goodness our friends stood up."

Adkisson thanked his supporters on the Southeast Side late Tuesday night and said he will move on. "I've got a great life waiting for me out there. I have a law practice to rebuild and I have fun days and lots of great things to do." 

Adkisson also conceded the race to Wolff, who he spoke to by phone. "I just got off the phone with County Judge Nelson Wolff and told him I thought this race was his. I've looked at the numbers and they are coming in more and more, and despite all of the indications that we had that caused us to not only make the race but be very optimistic about the outcome being a success for me, I don't see those numbers coming in."

Wolff said he is unsure whether he will receive Adkisson's endorsement before the general election in November. "We'll have to see what Tommy's attitude is, you know," he said. "I supported him in every endeavor he's ever made except this one."

Wolff moves on to face Carlton Soules, who defeated Gerard Ponce in the Republican primary election for Bexar County Judge.

To view County Judge results, click here.


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