Primary filing winds down; local races contested

With less than a week left to file to run for political office in the 2014 Primary Election, several local positions are being contested.

The filing deadline is Dec. 9. Early voting is Feb. 18, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2014. Election Day is March 4, 2014.

County commissioner for Precinct 4, which covers Diboll, is once again a sought-after position with incumbent Scott Cooper being challenged by fellow Republicans Bill Brown and Bobby Cheshire.

Incumbent Esther Barger has filed as a Republican for Precinct 4 justice of the peace.

Incumbent Bradley Stringer and Pat Grubbs have filed as Republicans for Precinct 3 justice of the peace.

Other candidates who have filed for county races are:

County judge, Republican – Wes Suiter;

County treasurer, Republican — incumbent Deborah Huffman;

County clerk, Republican — Crystal Brent and Amy Fincher;

District clerk, Republican — incumbent Reba Ellison Squyers;

County Court-at-Law No. 1 judge, Republican — Todd Kassaw and Joe Lee Register;

County Court-at-Law No. 2 judge, Republican – incumbent Derek Flournoy;

Precinct 1 county commissioner, Republican — Kyle Looney, Greg Harrison and incumbent Steve Allen;

Precinct 2 county commissioner, Republican – David Stua;

Precinct 2 county commissioner, Democrat – incumbent Kenneth Timmons;

Precinct 1 justice of the peace, Republican — incumbent Billy Ball;

Precinct 2 justice of the peace, Republican — incumbent Donnie Puckett;

159th District Court judge, Republican — incumbent Paul E. White;

217th District Court judge, Republican — Bob Inselmann.

Where to file

Republican Primary — 118 S. Second St. in Lufkin. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. For more information, call Angelina County Primary Chair Robert Flournoy at 936- 639-4466.

Democratic Primary – Lufkin Labor Temple, 1111 Old Gobblers Knob Road. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. For more information , call Angelina County Democratic Chair James Wark at 936-635-3584 or the Democratic Primary Office at 699-3367.

Local state races

District 57 state representative, Republican – incumbent Trent Ashby;

District 3 state senator, Republican – incumbent Robert Nichols.

Statewide offices

 

U.S. Senator

 

Republican: John Cornyn, Dwayne Stovall and Chris Mapp

 

Democrat: Maxey Marie Sch-err and Michael “Fjet” Fjetland

 

Governor

 

Republican: Lisa Fritsch, Secede Kilgore, Miriam Martinez and Greg Abbott

 

Democrat: Wendy R. Davis and Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal

 

Lieutenant Governor

 

Republican: Todd Staples, Jerry Patterson and David Dewhurst

 

Democrat: Leticia Van de Putte

 

Attorney General

 

Republican: Barry Smitherman, Ken Paxton and Dan Branch

 

Democrat: Sam Houston

 

Comptroller of Public Accounts

 

Republican: Glenn Hegar, Debra Medina and Harvey Hilderbran

 

Democrat: Mike Collier

 

Commissioner of the General Land Office

 

Republican: David Watts and George P. Bush

 

Democrat: John Cook

 

Commissioner of Agriculture

 

Republican: Eric Opiela, Tommy Merritt, Sid Miller, J. Allen Carnes

 

Democrat: Jim Hogan

 

Railroad Commissioner

 

Republican: Malachi Boyuls

 

Democrat: Steve Brown

 

Justice, 12th Court of Appeals

 

Republican: Jim Worthen