Filing for primaries

There will be far more Republican Party candidates than Democrats in Hunt County for the March 6, 2018 political primary elections.

There will be far more Republican Party candidates than Democrats in Hunt County for the March 6, 2018 political primary elections, although Democrats have turned up in the area races and Hunt County has two Libertarian Party candidates in the running for offices.

Monday evening was the filing deadline for the primary elections.

Candidates seeking offices in Hunt County file with the county’s Democratic or Republican party offices.

The race for the Republican Party nomination for Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 2 drew three candidates, including incumbent Tod McMahan, Randy Strait and Dwayne McAbee.

Steven Harrison filed for the GOP nod Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 4 and is unopposed in the primary. Justin Blake Langford filed for the Democratic Party nomination for the office and will be facing Andy Martin.

Christie Roundtree and Danny Turrentine will compete next March for the Republican Party nomination for Hunt County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3. Weldon Wilson filed for the Democratic Party nomination.

Sandra Linson-Bell, Susan Spradling and Cindy Ware are in the running for the Republican Party nomination for Hunt County District Clerk, with no Democratic Party opposition.

The Hunt County Treasurer race has Brittni Espino Turner and Sherry Fair vying for the Republican Party nomination, with no Democrats having filed. Janie Watkins is running as a Libertarian Party candidate.

Incumbent David H. McNabb Jr. is meeting Elizabeth Osborne for the GOP nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4.

Former Commerce Police Chief Kerry L. Crews is seeking the GOP nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 and Edward Maddox is running as a Libertarian Party candidate.

Incumbents 196th District Court Judge Andrew Bench, County Judge John L. Horn, County Clerk Jennifer Lindenzweig and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 Sheila Linden are unopposed in seeking Republican Party nominations for re-election, with no Democratic Party opponents having filed.

 The race for U.S. Representative District 4, which includes Hunt, and Rockwall counties, includes incumbent Rep. John Ratcliffe of Rockwall and John Cooper of Sulphur Springs filing for the GOP nomination. Lander Bethel of Sherman and Catherine Krantz of Emory filed for the Democratic Party nomination for the office.

The office of State Senate District 2 drew two Republican candidates; incumbent Sen. Bob Hall of Canton and Cindy Burkett of Mesquite. Kendall Scudder of Dallas filed for the Democratic Party nomination.

The GOP contest for State Representative District 2 features a rematch of the 2016 race, between incumbent Rep. Dan Flynn  of Van and Bryan Slaton of Royse City. Bill Brannon of Sulphur Springs filed for the Democratic Party nomination.

Feb. 5, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the primary elections, with early voting scheduled Feb. 20-March, 2 2018.

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