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District Attorney D'Antonio wins Democrat primary; will defend his job in November


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Surrounded by District Attorney Mark D'Antonio, center, and others check out the election results on a computer.

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Bulletin report

District Attorney of the 3rd Judicial District Mark D'Antonio held off a primary challenger and will be the Democrat candidate for the general election in November. D'Antonio, who was first elected DA in 2012, defeated challenger James Dickens with nearly 59 percent of the vote. D'Antonio received 8,966 votes in Doña Ana County compared to Dickens' 6,240.

D'Antonio said he was "humbled" by the support of the voters.

"I'm very pleased with the numbers," he said. "Doña Ana folks like justice being served."

Read more election coverage in the Friday, June 10 edition of the Las Cruces Bulletin.


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