The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

December 11, 2013

Hall, Deuell draw primary opponents

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

— The race for the House of Representatives district which includes Hunt County again brought out multiple candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination.

Three of the candidates, including the incumbent, are from Rockwall.

No Democrats were interested in the office, although one Libertarian candidate signed on to run for the post before Monday’s filing deadline.

Three candidates, including the incumbent, filed for the Republican Party primary for the office of State Senate District 2, which also attracted a Libertarian candidate, but no Democrats.

Meanwhile, incumbent State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) appears to have smooth sailing in front of him as he seeks re-election. No other candidates from any party filed for the office.

Monday was the deadline for candidates to file for the March 4, 2014 Democratic and Republican Party primaries. Candidates seeking an office in a particular county filed with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties filed with the state party offices.

Incumbent U.S. Representative Ralph Hall (R-Rockwall) filed for the March 2014 GOP primary election and is facing Lou Gigliotti of Princeton, John Stacy of Fate, Brent Lawson of Van Alstyne, Tony Arterburm of Rockwall and John Ratcliffe of Rockwall.

J.P. Raley of Gordonville in Grayson County filed as a Libertarian Party candidate for the office.

No Democrats filed for the post.

Incumbent State Senator for District 2 Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) filed for the GOP primary, where he is facing Mark Thompson of Mesquite and Bob Hall of Canton.

Don Bates filed as a Libertarian Party candidate for the office.

No Democratic Party candidates filed.

Flynn, the incumbent for Texas House of Representatives District 2, had filed for re-election in the GOP primary and is unopposed.

The primaries will be held on March 4, 2014. Early voting is scheduled Feb.  8-28, 2014.