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Seven candidates file for County Commissioner Precinct 1 position; two vying for Sheriff’s Office

Seven candidates file for County Commissioner Precinct 1 position; two vying for Sheriff’s Office
December 10
11:08 2019

Monday was the last day to file to run in for county or state office in the Democratic and Republican primaries in the 2020 election. Seven candidates have filed to run in the Precinct 1 County Commissioners race, and Democratic and Republican candidates have filed to run for Sheriff, making it a competitive race.

County Commissioner Precinct 1

For the County Commissioner Precinct 1 position, the seven candidates who have filed to run in the Republican primary are: David Fambro, Chad Ezell, Malcolm Bufkin Sr., Rickey Edwards, Jimmie Cantrell, Will Harper and M. J. McIntire.

In October, incumbent Republican Ed Russell announced he was going to retire and not run for re-election.

Sheriff’s Race

The race for Stephens County Sheriff heated up after current Sheriff Will Holt announced on Wednesday that he was withdrawing from the race and would not seek a second term.

Stephens County Chief Deputy Kevin Roach filed to run in the Republican Primary, and Kathy Marcom filed to run in the Democratic Primary. They will face off in the November election.

Candidates running for other county offices

In the race for County Commissioner Precinct 3, incumbent Will Warren is running unopposed in the Republican Primary. Stephens County Tax Assessor-Collector Christie Latham and County Attorney Gary Trammel are also both running unopposed in the Republican Primary.

Robert (Wayne) McMullen has filed to run for Stephens County Constable and is running unopposed in the Republican Primary to replace current constable Adam Babilon, who retiring and not seeking reelection.

No Democratic candidates filed to run for any of those offices.

County Party Chairmen

Burrell McKelvain has filed for Stephens County Republican Chairman to replace current Chairman Graham Reaugh, who is not seeking another term.

Stephens County Democratic Party Chairman Tommy Thompson is running for reelection.

District Judge and District Attorney

Incumbent Stephen Bristow is running unopposed for District Judge in the 90th Judicial District in the Republican Primary, and Incumbent Dee Peavy is also running unopposed for District Attorney, 90th Judicial District. There are no Democratic candidates in either race.

National and State Races

On a national and state level, the primary ballots also will have candidates for many other offices. The Breckenridge Texan will have more details on the other political races as the primary elections draw nearer.

 (Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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