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Wortham wins district judge seat

Democrat Baylor Wortham defeated Republican Dana Timaeus for district judge of the 136th District Court in a battle of first-time candidates in Tuesday’s general election.

Wortham, son of Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, received 47,770 votes, 55 percent, to Timaeus’s 38,240 votes, 44 percent with all precincts reporting.

Baylor Wortham was the chief prosecutor in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. He was born and raised in Beaumont and graduated from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School. He continued his education at Baylor University and attended Baylor Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree in General Civil Litigation. While in law school, Wortham was a member of the Baylor Law Review, where he served as Senior Technology Editor.