Oakley defeats Russell in runoff for Burnet County judge


BURNET — In the Republican runoff May 27 for the Burnet County judge position, James Oakley held off Marble Falls Mayor George Russell to head for the November general election.

Oakley, a former Burnet County commissioner, won the party nomination over Russell, 2,053 to 1,162.

Oakley likely will replace current Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger on Jan. 1, 2015. She chose not to seek re-election and no Democrat has filed to run.