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Vince Perez wins State Rep. District 77, Oscar Ugarte leads El Paso Sheriff primary

Update: ABC-7 is projecting that Vince Perez will win Tuesday's primary runoff election for the Texas House of Representatives District 77 race. He was running against former state legislator Norma Chavez in the Democratic primary.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Oscar Ugarte has taken an early lead in the runoff election for the El Paso County Sheriff Democratic nomination.

According to the El Paso County's Elections Department's website, Oscar Ugarte has over 14,000 votes (57.36%) and Robert "Bobby" Flores has over 10,400 votes (42.64%).

The winner of tonight's runoff election will face lone Republican candidate Minerva Torres Shelton in the general election on Nov. 5.

Both Democratic and Republican candidates are looking to replace current Sheriff Richard Wiles who's retiring after nearly two decades.

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