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Front Page December 12, 2017  RSS feed

Five contested races loom in Republican Primary

By Mac Shadix

The filing deadline has passed for the March 06, 2018 Republican Primary. This March looks to be an interesting primary for Leon County Republicans with five contested races.

Topping the list is the race for County Judge between incumbent Byron Walker and challenger Gary Danford.

There is also county wide competition for District Clerk between incumbent Beverly J Wilson and challenger Cassandra Noey.

Another contested race to follow is for Precinct 2 Commissioner between incumbent David Ferguson and challenger Sandy Lumley.

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace incumbent Lori Reid is being challenged by Mark David Taylor.

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Grimes is not running and has created a three way race for the open position between Glynda Williams, Lee Weiler, and Robert Kelly.

Running unopposed will be Christie Wakefield for County Clerk, Brandi Hill for County Treasurer, David Alan Grimes for Precinct 4 Commissioner, Jack Keeling for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, and David Welch for the unexpired term as Constable in Precinct 4.

Republican County Chairman Ken Kunz from Hilltop Lakes issued the following statement urging citizens to participate.

“It is great to see so many people willing to be in public service. The Republican Party of Texas is truly a Grass Roots Party. It all begins by having precinct conventions after the polls close on election night. At these precinct conventions delegates are elected to attend the Leon County Republican Convention and resolutions are brought forth for the party platform.” Kunz wrote.

“The precinct delegates and the resolutions go to the county convention. At this convention delegates are elected to go to the state convention. The resolutions are voted on and all that pass are submitted to the state convention. At the state convention the delegates vote on the resolutions that will be added to the party platform.” He added.

If you would like more information on the precinct and county convention you may contact Ken Kunz at 979-229- 6513 or by e-mail at kenmkunz@msn.com.

There will be a meet the candidates dinner and fundraiser on February 19, 2018. This year the function will be held in the Tonkawa Room at 1 Lodge Drive in Hilltop Lakes. All local, district, and statewide candidates are encouraged to attend and will be given an opportunity to address the citizens of Leon County.

If you would like to help in the planning or make donations to this function please contact Ken Kunz at the above number and email.

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