Waybourn defeats Anderson in Tarrant County runoff race

There will be a new sheriff in town in Tarrant County after Tuesday night’s runoff election results.

Unofficial poll results show challenger Bill Waybourn defeating Dee Anderson by 3,161 votes with a margin of 55 to 45 percent. Waybourn held the ten point lead for most of the night.

During Waybourn’s watch party, he talked about his love of law enforcement since he was young. He was out at the polls on Tuesday greeting voters and making his push for change in the sheriff’s office.

Wayborn raised far more money than Anderson and brought in big name endorsements like Chuck Norris and former Governor Rick Perry.

The former chief of Dalworthington Gardens PD said he believes the difference maker in the election was the endorsements he got from several police associations.

Incumbent Sheriff Dee Anderson did not have a public watch party Tuesday night. He encouraged voters on Facebook to vote for him and touted his endorsements from the mayor of Fort Worth and the Tarrant County district attorney.

Waybourn will take office in January.

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