ALPINE Newcomer Jaime Escuder won the 83rd District Attorney Democratic primary over Rod Ponton on Tuesday.
Escuder won the race 58% to 42%.
Ponton had been the DA in the 83rd district for the last four years.
The 83rd district serves Brewster, Jeff Savis, Pecos and Presidio county.
Escuder will face off against Republican challenger Sandy Wilson of Marathon in the next election.