By BROOKE WANSER
As early voting results rolled in during Thursday night’s state primary, gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee and District 61 candidate Brandon Ogles are the leaders in Williamson County.
Though statewide results have yet to be released, Williamson County businessman Lee leads the county with 50 percent of the vote, followed by Congressman Diane Black, with 17 percent.
In the Democratic primary, Karl Dean takes 88 percent of Williamson County’s early votes, with Rep. Craig Fitzhugh capturing nearly 11 percent.
Beth Harwell takes nearly 17 percent, and Randy Boyd has almost 15 percent.
In District 61, Brandon Ogles leads with 32 percent, followed by Gino Bulso with nearly 25 percent.
Rebecca Burke has 17 percent, Jeff Ford has 16 percent, Robert Hullett has nearly 7 percent, and Terrence Smith has almost three percent.
Rebecca Purington, the lone Democrat in the race, received 1,795 votes, around 70 more than Ogles.
Nearly 14 percent of voters turned out in the early voting period, aligning with the trend toward higher numbers than on election day.
This is a breaking news story, with updates to follow. Watch live results here.