POSTED: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 6:20am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 5:33pm
TEXAS — Longtime State Representative Leo Berman of Tyler will not be heading back to Austin, following a decisive victory by challenger Matt Schaefer. In another high-profile race, it's Larry Smith and Chris Green in a July 31 runoff for Smith County sheriff. Here are the final, unofficial results of those two Republican races in Tuesday's primary:
State Representative, District 6
Matt Schaefer . . . . . . . . . 11,138 57.68 %
Leo Berman . . . . . . . . . .… 8,172 42.32 %
Bobby Garmon . . . . . . . . . 4,678 16.99 %
Chris V. Green. . . . . . . . . 10,353 37.59 %
Donn Rust . . . . . . . . . . …366 1.33 %
Larry R. Smith. . . . . . . . . 12,143 44.09 %
In other races, incumbent Terry Phillips and newcomer Ronnie Pilcher face a runoff in the GOP Primary race for County Commissioner Precinct 3. Incumbent Democratic Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson has won another term, as has incumbent Republican Precinct 2 Constable Andy Dunklin. That's not the case in Precinct 5, where longtime Constable Dennis Taylor was trounced by challenger Kenneth Bibby in a GOP race. In the Republican bid for Constable Precinct 3, it's Jim Blackmon and Scott McAuley in a runoff, with incumbent Dustin Rust finishing last. You can click here for full election results, details, and statistics for all Smith County races. 
In another area race for the Texas House, David Simpson has defeated Tommy Merritt in the District 7 GOP primary. Both men are from Longview.
In the race for the Texas House in District 11, incumbent Chuck Hopson and Travis Clardy will meet in a runoff. Unofficial returns showed Hopson with 9,249 votes and Clardy with 9,083. A third candidate, Tony Sevilla, polled 1,284 votes.