Primary election filings closed, six in race for county judge
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The races are now set for the March 2018 primary and the field is wide in several county races, particularly that for Coryell County judge.
For that office, a total of six candidates have filed, to include Alan Mathis, Allen Avery, Bob Harrell, John Derrick, Janice Gray and Roger Miller.
Daren Moore, longtime county commissioner for precinct 2, is being challenged by Scott Weddle.
County commissioner for precinct 4, Ray Ashby, bested two candidates in 2016 and is being challenged in the 2010 primary by Keith Taylor of Jonesboro.
With current District Clerk Janice Gray filing to run for county judge, that will leave her position up for grabs. For that position, there is a four-way race between Becky Moore; Jeremy Pruitt; Joey Acfalle; and Kelly Caldwell Bragewitz.
There are three candidates for County treasurer, to include Cindy Hitt, Misti Maxwell Morra, and Randi McFarlin.
Justice of the Peace precinct 3 candidates include Doran Belknap Jr., Gary Stiles, and Jim Caldwell.
County unopposed candidates include: County court-at-law judge, John Lee (incumbent); Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, John B. Guinn (incumbent); Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, F.W. (Bill) Price; Justice of the Peace precinct 4, Coy Latham (incumbent); County Clerk, Barbara Simpson (incumbent).
Greg Abbott (incumbent)
Cedric Davis, Sr.
James Jolly Clark
Dan Patrick (incumbent)
Ken Paxton (incumbent)
COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS:
Glenn Hegar (Incumbent)
George P. Bush (incumbent)
Christi Craddick (incumbent)
Sid Miller (incumbent)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 59:
J.D. Sheffield (incumbent)
UNITED STATES SENATE:
Bruce Jacobsen Jr.
Ted Cruz (incumbent)
Stefano de Stefano
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 25:
Roger Williams (incumbent)
In all primary races, party candidates will compete for the top spot by their respective parties on March 6. After any run-offs, the top candidate in both parties will face off in the Nov. 6, 2018 election.
The last day to register to vote in the primary is Monday, February 5. The first day of early voting will kick off on Tuesday, February 20.