Edds wins runoff in GOP primary for District 13 JP seat

The Garland County Election Commission building is shown during Super Tuesday on March 5. (The Sentinel-Record/Lance Brownfield/File)
The Garland County Election Commission building is shown during Super Tuesday on March 5. (The Sentinel-Record/Lance Brownfield/File)

Ralph Edds won Tuesday's runoff in the Republican primary for Garland County Quorum Court District 13 justice of the peace, defeating Laura Ramoly 195-151.

According to final, unofficial results, Edds polled 77 of the 107 votes cast during the five days of early voting that ended Monday. Ramoly won the election day vote by one, polling 116 of the 231 votes cast at the Fountain Lake Fire Department on Park Avenue. She won five of the eight absentee votes that were cast.

Edds won a plurality in the three-way March 5 primary, falling 46 votes shy of the majority he needed to win outright. Five-term incumbent Larry Raney finished third last month.

About 6% of the close to 6,000 voters in the county's easternmost JP district cast ballots Tuesday. More than one in five voted in last month's primary. Edds is a former commissioner on the county election board. He resigned in August to run for justice of the peace.

Edds is unopposed in the November general election. He said he's excited to take office in January.

"I appreciate Laura working so hard, and I want to thank her for making me work hard," he said Tuesday night. "I appreciate my wife, Kathy, who also worked hard in supporting me in doing this."

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