Hickman, Gonzalez has strong leads in race for Harris County Sheriff

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Harris County Sheriff's race with Ron Hickman. (KTRK)

Ron Hickman is maintaining a strong lead in the GOP primary race for Harris County Sheriff.

With nearly 50 percent of precincts reporting, Hickman held 74 percent of the vote.

Hickman gathered with supporters and called the victory a reflection of the work he's done.

"Are you nervous about November?" abc13's Ted Oberg asked.

"Well, I'm still nervous we will until the rest of this plays out through the week and we see what exactly what happens," Hickman said. "And what we will be facing in November."

Hickman has faced criticism about missteps after he initially took over the office.

The incumbent may face Democrat Ed Gonzalez for the Harris County Sheriff race.

Gonzalez has 45 percent of the vote in the Democratic race with 36 percent of precincts reporting.
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Gonzalez will face off with Hickman in general election.

"I'm very grateful for all those that voted for me and I'm going to work just as hard to earn the vote for those who didn't," Gonzalez said.

He says he's ready to prove he has what it takes for a new vision and new leadership for Harris County.
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