Highland Lakes voters have a lot of choices on ballot in March primaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — When it comes to the ballots during the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries, voters will find they have a lot of choices up and down the ballots.

At the top of the ballot on the Republican side, you’ll find eight people vying for the party’s nomination for U.S. senator. John Cornyn has drawn seven opponents who would like to unseat him in the March primaries.

If Cornyn makes it through the primaries, or doesn’t, the Republican nominee will face one of five possible Democratic nominees.

And the choices continue throughout most of the state races, including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, commissioner of agriculture on down to the state representatives.

The choices just keep going when you get to the county and even precinct-level elections.

Voters in both Burnet and Llano counties will get to cast ballots for the Republican nominee for the 424th District Judge race. The district covers Burnet, Blanco, Llano and San Saba counties.

It’s been a heated and, often contentious, race between incumbent Dan Mills and challenger Evan Stubbs.

In Burnet County, voters in the Republican Primary are casting ballots for:

424th District Judge

• Dan Mills (incumbent)

• Evan Stubbs

County Judge

• George Russell

• Linda D. Rogers

• James Oakley

County Court at Law Judge

• Linda Bayless

• Natalie Wallace Bennett

District Clerk

• Casie Walker (incumbent)

• Lisa Hopkins Bell

County Clerk

• Janet Parker

County Treasurer

• Karrie Crownover

Precinct 2 County Commissioner

• Russell Graeter (incumbent)

• Tom Stephens

Precinct 4 County Commissioner

• Joe Don Dockery

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace

• Calvin Boyd (incumbent)

• Michael Horton

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace

• Lisa Whitehead

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace

• Peggy Shell Simon

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

• Edward F. Cutchin

County Chairman

• Donna Holland Wilcox

• Jane Marie Hurst

Precinct 4 Precinct Chair 

• Kerry Spradley

• Kevin Naumann

Precinct 19 Precinct Chair

• Lenwood Nelson

• Gloria C. Blanton

Burnet County Democrats have only one local ballot, which is for Burnet County Democratic chair. Guy Lyndon Stuart is running unopposed.

In Llano County, the Republicans have the most races. Those are:

424th District Judge

• Dan Mills (incumbent)

• Evan Stubbs

County Judge

• Mary Cunningham

County Attorney, unexpired term

• Rob Wilson

• Rebecca Lange

District Clerk

• Joyce Gillow

County Clerk

• Marci Hadeler

• Barbara Jane Augustine

County Treasurer

• Teresa Kassell

County Surveyor

• Fred L. Thompson

Precinct 2 County Commissioner

• Linda Raschke (incumbent)

Precinct 4 County Commissioner

• Jerry Don Moss

• Kody Wagner

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace

• Sheila Pancoast Stewart

• Lyn Jenkins

• Beatrice “Bebe” Piatt

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace

• Linda Ballard (incumbent)

• Tim McCray

• Les Daugherty

• Steve Lange

• Shelly Comerford

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace

• Era Marion (incumbent)

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

• Brian Alexander (incumbent)

• Robin Chiesa

Precinct 1 Constable, unexpired term

• Gary Olfers

County Chairman

• James “Jim” Simmons

Precinct 3 Chairman

• Cindy Burnes Miller

• Sharon Maki

In the Llano County Democratic Primary, the only local race on the ballot is county chairman. Jennie Lou Leeder is running unopposed.

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