CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Incumbent Missy Medary easily defeated Guy Williams to win the Republican nomination for the 347th District Court Judge.
Medary will now run against Deborah Rios, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.
After polling more than 80 percent of the votes in absentee balloting, Medary was able to keep a similar lead most of the evening.
She finished with 12,737 votes of the 15,972, with all precincts reporting.
Medary filled a vacancy left by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in 2011. Ramos had been appointed by then-President Barack Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Medary then beat challenger Rene C. Flores in 2012 and won without opposition in 2016.
Williams, a former judge, was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge for public intoxication last October.
He formerly held the 148th District Court seat, but decided not to file for re-election in 2017.