By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun
In his third election this year, Republican Jason Grant won the seat of Navarro County Commissioner, precinct 1. Grant, a police officer with the City of Corsicana, will replace Democrat Kit Herrington, who declined to run again.
Grant received 2,953 votes Tuesday, while Harold Tate received 975 votes. Percentage-wise, Grant received 75 percent of the precinct.
“It was a very humbling experience,” Grant said. “I grew up here, was a cop 22 years, and I thought I knew everyone. I met so many amazing people. I’m truly blessed. I can’t thank everyone. There are hundreds of people and no way to name them all.”
Grant, who is 45, is married and has two sons.
After a longer-than-normal primary season that ended in May, Grant then had to go through a run-off with Darrell Shelton.
“I had four guys in my (primary) race and I knew I’d have to outwork them,” Grant said. “I didn’t miss any event. I went somewhere every night of the week, and four to five on weekends. I walked door to door in my precinct. It was tough. I have a 15-year-old and a 5-year-old.”
Democrat Harold Tate said he ran because he wanted to give people a choice in the race.
“I just hope he does a good job,” Tate said Tuesday evening.
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