Filing for primaries

The Hunt County Commissioners Court has officially called for next year’s political party primary elections, Candidates seeking their party’s nominations for offices during those elections only have a few more days left to sign up.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court has officially called for next year’s political party primary elections,

Candidates seeking their party’s nominations for offices during those elections only have a few more days left to sign up.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners voted to approve a resolution between Hunt County Elections Administrator Jose Martinez and the Democratic and Republican Party chairmen of Hunt County to hold a joint primary on March 3 and primary run-off, if necessary, on May 26.

Few Democrats had thrown their hats in the ring for offices in North Texas as of this week.

Mark Hutchins has filed seeking the office of Hunt County commissioner for Precinct 1 in the Republican primary.

Incumbents in Hunt County filing for nominations for the GOP primary have included 354th District Court Judge Keli Aiken, County Judge Bobby Stovall, County Commissioner Precinct 3 Phillip Martin, Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Wineinger, District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 1 Wayne Money.

Also seeking Republican Party nominations to offices which will be vacated in 2021 include Elisha Hollis and Scott Cornuaud  for county attorney, Richy Valenzuela and Joe Sterner for constable Precinct 1, Michael Benson for constable Precinct 2, Bradley Lumpkin for constable Precinct 3 and Matthew Regan for constable Precinct 4.

No Democratic Party candidates had announced or filed for next year’s primaries as of Thursday.

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, has filed for his third term representing Texas’ 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives and did not have an opponent in either party listed with the Texas Secretary of State’s Elections Office as of Wednesday.

Rep. Dan Flynn has filed for re-election to House District 2 which includes Hunt, Hopkins and Van Zandt counties and also was unopposed as of Wednesday.

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