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With Republican and Democratic primary filing periods closed, Highland Lakes voters now know who is seeking their party’s nomination for county races.

Prospective candidates had until Friday, Dec. 13, to file with their county party chairs to be considered for the March 1, 2022, primaries. 

According to the party chairs for the Burnet County Democratic Party and Llano County Democratic Party, no Democrat filed to run in local races.

The following Republican candidates filed for the March 1 primary in Burnet County:

  • County Judge — Doak Field and incumbent James Oakley
  • County Court at Law — Cody Henson and Angela Dowdle (open seat)
  • District Clerk — incumbent Casie Walker
  • County Clerk — Sara Ann Luther and Vicinta Stafford (open seat)
  • County Treasurer — incumbent Karrie Crownover
  • Precinct 2 County Commissioner — incumbent Damon Beierle 
  • Precinct 4 County Commissioner — incumbent Joe Don Dockery and Harold A. Hudson Jr.
  • Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Roxanne Nelson
  • Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Lisa Whitehead
  • Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Jane Marie Hurst and Jeff Sellers
  • Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Debra Bindseil 

Llano County Republicans filing for the primary are:

  • County Judge — incumbent Ron Cunningham
  • District Clerk — Ashley N. Inge (open seat)
  • County Clerk — incumbent Marci Hadeler
  • County Treasurer — Cheryl Regmund (open seat)
  • County Surveyor — incumbent John Ables
  • Precinct 2 County Commissioner — incumbent Linda Raschke
  • Precinct 4 County Commissioner — incumbent Jerry Don Moss
  • Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Beatrice “Bebe” Rocha and Marquis Cantu
  • Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Maureen Riggs
  • Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace — incumbent Deb Edwards
  • Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace — Lisa Simpson, James Decker, Brian Scoggins, and William Koch (open seat)
  • Precinct 1 Constable — incumbent Gary Silver

A number of state and federal races with ties to the Highland Lakes will be on the March primary ballot.

On the Republican side, the candidates are:

  • U.S. Representative District 31 (includes Burnet County) — incumbent John Carter, Mike Williams, Abhiram Garapati
  • U.S. Representative District 11 (includes Llano County) — incumbent August Pfluger
  • State Board of Education District 10 (includes Burnet and Llano counties) — Tom Maynard
  • State Senator District 24 (includes Burnet and Llano counties) — Pete Flores, Raul Reyes, and Lamar Lewis
  • State Representative District 19 (includes Burnet County) — Justin Berry, Nubia Devine, Ellen Troxclair, and Perla Hopkins
  • State Representative District 53 (includes Llano County) — Wesley “Wes” Virdell and incumbent Andrew S. Murr
  • 424th Judicial District Judge (includes Burnet and Llano counties) — incumbent Evan Clay Stubbs

On the Democratic side, the candidates are:

  • State Senator District 24 (includes Burnet and Llano counties) — Kathy Jones-Hospod and Jeremy Kohlwes
  • State Representative District 19 (includes Burnet County) — Pam Baggett
  • State Representative District 53 (includes Llano County) — Joe P. Herrera 

According to the Texas Secretary of State website, no Democrats have filed for U.S. representative Districts 11 and 31, State Board of Education District 10, or 424th Judicial District Judge.

The state parties have until Friday, Dec. 17, to certify state and federal candidates. Check the SOS Candidate Information webpage for more information and updates. 

Other important dates for the March 1 primaries are:

  • Jan. 31, 2022 — last date to register to vote in the March 1 primaries
  • Feb. 18, 2022 — last date to apply for ballot by mail
  • Feb. 14-25, 2022 — early voting for March 1 primaries
  • March 1, 2022 — Primary Election Day

daniel@thepicayune.com 

1 thought on “Burnet and Llano counties finalize March 1 primary election lineups

  1. Glad to see someone running against the county judge. Can’t wait to meet you and help get you votes. Now if we could only get a write in candidate for commissioner.

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