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Posted 7:12 p.m. CST
Updated 5/30 11:13 a.m. CST
Dee Hobbs won the Republican primary election for the Williamson County attorney position, according to unofficial voting results released May 29.
With all precincts reporting, Hobbs had 53.08 percent of a total of 24,322 votes in the race. Rick Kennon trailed with 29.59 percent and Jeff Maurice had 17.33 percent.
A Hutto resident, Hobbs is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and the Baylor University School of Law. He has been an assistant county attorney with the county attorney’s office since 2001.
At his watch party held at HomeField Grill in Round Rock, Hobbs said he wanted to thank all of his supporters.
"It means a lot when folks have confidence in you," he said.
Calling the race a "marathon primary" due to the delays in scheduling the 2012 primaries in Texas, Hobbs said the lead felt good.
"I've been waiting for this day for five months," he said.
Kennon was the prosecutor at the Travis County Attorney’s Office before joining the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the highway division. He has been in private legal practice for about 20 years and lives in Round Rock.
Maurice has lived in Central Texas for more than 30 years and resides in the Jonah area. He was an associate attorney with the Winstead P.C. law firm before working for Dell Inc. for 10 years, where he a was a senior corporate counsel. Since 2002, he has operated a private legal practice.