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Primary election season underway

The 2014 political season is officially underway, and voters across Texas – starting today, Friday, are able to submit an application for ballot by mail for the March 4th primary election. February 3rd is the last day citizens may register to vote in the March primary, and early voting in person begins Feb. 18th.


To receive a ballot by mail, in Shelby County contact Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison; and in San Augustine County, get in touch with election administrator Deborah Woods.


The ballot has been finalized in Shelby County, as there’ll be two locally contested races in the Democratic Primary; and five in the Republican Primary in March.


In the Democratic primary, the commissioner Pct. 4 race has incumbent Bradley Allen challenged by Howard Sparks; and in the Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Democratic Primary, Shonda Clifton goes up against Jenny L. Hicks.


As for the Republican Party primary, the Shelby County judges’ race looks to be a hot contest, as incumbent Rick Campbell receives a challenge from current county clerk Allison Harbison. In the county treasurer’s primary, it’s Ann Blackwell and Joan Rodgers; the Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Republican primary is a three-way race, with William Eddins, Melissa Crouch and Barbara Scates vying for the position; JP Pct. 2 pits Marla Denby and Mark E. Swift; and in Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 Republican primary, T. Lee Williams is challenged by Mike Crouch.


In San Augustine County, there’s one contested race, that being in the Republican Primary for County Commissioner Pct. 4. Candidate include, Steve Bryan, Joe Hanks, Jim Sower and David McKatherine.



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