The filing deadline is over for a place on the March 4th, 2014 General Primary election ballot.
The Republican Party of Walker County reported to us that 24 candidates have filed for a place in the upcoming primary. This includes one Democrat.
Four contested races are all on the Republican ticket. These include the offices of 278th Judicial District judge, county treasurer, county commissioner Pct. 4, justice of the peace Pct. 3 and justice of the peace Pct. 4. On Dec. 17 at 5 p.m., a drawing will be held to determine the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot.
Jimmy D. Henry and Frank Novark are opposing incumbent Tim Paulsel in the Pct. 4 commissioner’s race. Amy Buckner Klawinsky and Martha Williams Cook will vie for county treasurer since Sharon Duke has decided not to run again.
Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Incumbent Mark W. Holt will run against Troy B. Allen and Everett Harrell.
Running for the Republican nomination for justice of the peace Pct. 4 are Sandy Brown Glisson and Stephen Cole . The winner will take on Cade S. Reece, the single Democratic nomineee, in November to replace James F. Mature who will not run.
Running to replace retiring 278th Judicial District Judge Ken Keeling are local attorneys Hal R. Ridley and Thomas Leeper.
Running uncontested for county positions are County Judge Danny Pierce, District Attorney David P. Weeks, District Clerk Robyn McMillan Flowers, County Clerk Kari A. French, Pct. 2 Commissioner Ronnie White, Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Janie Hartnett Farris and Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Mike Countz.
Running unopposed for county court at law judge will be local attorney Tracy Sorensen. Judge Barbara Hale did not file to run again.