Marc LaHood wins GOP nomination for Bexar County DA, will face incumbent Joe Gonzales in November

Democrat District Attorney Joe Gonzales ran unopposed; Marc LaHood wins GOP nomination

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Candidate

Votes

%

Marc LaHood(R)
49,16163%
Meredith Chacon(R)
29,36537%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(279 / 279)

Election Results

12:10 a.m.- With 80% reporting, Marc LaHood has secured the Republican spot for the Bexar County District Attorney with 62% of the vote. Meredith Chacon had 38% of the vote.

LaHood will face off against incumbent Joe Gonzales in the race for Bexar County District Attorney on Nov. 8.

LaHood, is the brother of former Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood. He is an attorney and a partner of the family-run firm LaHood Law, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury law, probate issues and family law.

7 p.m. — As early voting totals have come in, Marc LaHood is leading in the Republican primary for Bexar County District Attorney with 62% of the vote and Meredith Chacon has 38%. So far, 28,203 votes have been counted for LaHood and 17,557 for Chacon.

Election day voting totals have not come in yet.

The winner of the election will face off against incumbent Joe Gonzales in the race for Bexar County District Attorney on Nov. 8.

Background

Two San Antonio lawyers are going up against each other to determine who will face incumbent Joe Gonzales in the race for Bexar County District Attorney.

Gonzales is sure to cruise to the general election, as he is running unopposed on the Democratic ballot in the primary.

Republican voters, however, have a choice to make in March between former prosecutor Meredith Chacon and lawyer Marc LaHood.

Chacon worked in the DA’s office from May 1999 until September 2018 before going to private practice. She has already taken aim at Gonzales, citing a rising violent crime rate.

Her opponent, Marc LaHood, is the brother of former Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood. He is an attorney and a partner of the family-run firm LaHood Law, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury law, probate issues and family law.

Gonzales has been able to tout certain victories, like the successful implementation of the county’s cite and release program.

But other challenges remain, like the growing backlog in domestic violence cases.

The district attorney’s office has also been hindered by communication issues between prosecutors and law enforcement, leading to delays in at least one high-profile murder case.


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