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March 6, 2018 Election Returns
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March 6 Primary Election
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, January 05, 2018

The Republican and Democratic parties have set their ballot for the March 6 Primary Elections, with a slate of candidates in both parties in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties.

In Brazoria, Republican candidates include Matt Sebesta, who is seeking another term as county judge and is unopposed in the March primary. Larry Buehler and Ryan Cade will compete for County Commissioner Precinct 2, and David Linder is unopposed for the Republican nomination for Commissioner Precint 4.

Other positions on the Republican ballot include Rhonda Cross Barchack for District Clerk, Joyce Hudman for County Clerk, Jeri Yenne for criminal district attorney and Cathy Campbell for County Treasurer.

Republicans seeking nomination for District Judge seats in Brazoria County include Terri Tipton Holder for the 149th Judicial District, Pat Sebesta for the 239th Judicial District, and K. Randall Hufstetler, who are all unopposed in March.

Cheryl Coleman Driver, Justin R. Gilbert, Keith Allen and Scott Siscoe have filed seeking the nomination for the 412th Judicial District.

Dora L. Bonner and Greg Hill are seeking the nomination for Judge of County Court-at-Law No. 1, while Marc Wayne Holder is unopposed in March for County Court-at-Law No. 2. Jeremy Warren and Leigh Hughes Lehmann will compete for the nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 3, and Lori Rickert is unopposed for nomination in County Court-at-Law No. 4.

In Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, Norma Moreno Garcia, Randy Smith and Robin Rape have filed for the nomination. In Precinct 2, Place 2, Richard B. Davis is unopposed. Roy Castillo and Sondra Campbell Gajevsky have filed for Precinct 3, Place 2, and Sherry Kersh is unopposed for Precinct 4, Place 2.

For the Democratic Party in Brazoria County, Robert Pruett has filed for county judge and is unopposed in March.

Rose Macaskie has filed to seek the Democratic nomination for county clerk. Jackie K “JFK” Funkhouse has filed for County Commissioner Precinct 2 and Arnetta “Twins Mom” Murray has filed for County Commissioner Precinct 4.

Robin Burgess has filed and is unopposed in March for the party's nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 4. Leshan D. Jayasekera has filed for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2 and F. J. Jones has filed for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2.

In Fort Bend County, Robert E. “Bob” Hebert has filed for the Republican nomination for another term as county judge.

Annie Rebecca Elliot has filed for district clerk, and Laura Richard for county clerk. Bill Rickert, Tina Gibson and Wes Vela have filed to seek nomination as county treasurer.

Cliff Vacek and Shawn McDonald will compete to seek the party's nomination for district attorney in March.

In District Court seats, Chad Bridges has filed for the 240th Judicial District. John “Hawk” Hawkins and Mike Hartman have filed for the 268th Judicial District, Walter Armatys has filed for the 328th Judicial District and Ken Cannata for the 458th Judicial District.

Chris Morales is seeking nomination as Judge for County Court-at-Law No. 1, while Jeffry A. McMeans has filed for County Court-at-Law No. 2. Harold Kennedy, Jennifer C. Chian and Tricia Krenek have filed for County Court-at-Law No. 3, and Al Hoang and Amy Mitchell will compete for the Republican Party nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 4. Dean Hrbacek and Lewis White will seek nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 6.

For Justice of the Peace, Atwood “Woody” McAndrew and Mary S. Ward will compete for Precinct 1, Place 2, and Jarret Nethery and Kelly Nicole Crow have filed for Precinct 3. Justin M. Joyce is unopposed in March for Precinct 4.

Under the Democratic Primary ballot in Fort Bend County, KP George is unopposed in March for the nomination for county judge.

Grady Prestage has filed for County Commissioner Precinct 2, and Ken R. DeMerchant for Commissioner Precinct 4.

Beverly McGrew Walker has filed to seek the party's nomination for district clerk.

District Judge seats with filings in the Democratic Primary include Frank J. Fraley for the 240th Judicial District, R. O'Neil Williams for the 268th Judicial District, Robert L. Rolnick for the 458th Judicial District, and Brian M. Middleton for the 268th Judicial District.

Juli Matthew has filed for County Court-at-Law No. 3, Toni Wallace is seeking the party's nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 4 and Sherman Hatton, Jr. has filed for County Court-at-Law No. 6.

Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert, Joel C. Clouser, Sr. and Tanisha C. Green will compete for the party's nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. Michael Antalan has filed for Precinct 3 and Daryl L. Smith and Gary Majors will campaign for Constable Precinct 2.

In Galveston County, the Republican Party primary ballot includes Lonnie Cox and Mark Henry competing for the county judge seat.

Joe Giusti and Kevin O'Brien are on the ballot for the nomination for County Commissioner Precinct 2. County Commissioner Precinct 4 is a four-candidate race, with Billy Enochs, Jim Bulgier, Ken Clark and Michelle Hatmaker on the ballot.

Jack Roady and Tom Dickens have both filed for criminal district attorney. John D. Kinard has filed for district clerk and Dwight Sullivan for county clerk. Kevin C. Walsh will seek the party's nomination for county treasurer.

District Judge seats include the 122nd Judicial District, in which John Ellisor is uncontested in March. Patricia Grady has filed for the 212th Judicial District and Anne B. Darring for the 306th Judicial District.

John Grady has filed for County Court-at-Law No. 1, while Donnie Quintanilla and Kerri Foley are on the ballot for County Court-at-Law No. 2. Jack Ewing is unopposed in March for County Court-at-Law No. 3 and Kim Sullivan is also unopposed for the County Probate Court-at-Law position.

Alison Cox and Greg Rikard have filed for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1. Jim Schweitzer and Mike Nelson have filed for Precinct 2.

Democratic Party filings in Galveston County include Benjamin Roeder and Kerry Pettijohn for County Court-at-Law No. 2 and Billy A. Williams, Jr. and Kitty Allen for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3.

In Harris County, Ed Emmett will again seek nomination by the Republican Party for another term as county judge, and is unopposed in March.

Jack Morman has filed for County Commissioner Precinct 2 and R. Jack Cagle for Commissioner Precinct 4.

Chris Daniel has filed for nomination as district clerk. Noemi Valdez and Stan Stanart have filed for county clerk, and Orlando Sanchez has filed for county treasurer.

Marc Cowart has filed for County School Trustee, Position 3, which is an at-large seat, while Bradley A. Tashenberg and Josh Flynn have filed for Position 4, which is Precinct 3.

There are a large slate of candidates for several District Judge position in the primary for Harris County.

District Judge seats with contested primaries in the Republican Primary include the 184th Judicial Distirct, which is a race between Antonio “Tony” Benavides and Renee Magee. Maritza Antu and Stacey W. Bond will compete for the 185th Judicial District, and Erin Elizabeth Luncefor and Sharon Hemphill have filed for the 189th Judicial District.

Alyssa Lemkuil and Melanie Flowers will compete for the Republican nomination for the 257th Judicial District, while Charles Johnson and Justin Keiter will face of for the 263rd Judicial District.

Three candidates have filed for the 280th Judicial District, with Angelina D. A. Gooden, George Clevenger and Geric L. Tipsword on the ballot. Paul Coselli and Sylvia Matthews have filed for the 281st Judicial District. The 295th Judicial District is also a three-candidate race, with Fred Shuchart, Michelle Fraga and Richard Risinger seeking the Republican Party nomination to that seat.

Contested County Court-at-Law seats include County Court-at-Law No. 11, which will be a race between Aaron Burdette and Lori Botello. Dan Simons and Jay Kararhan are on the ballot for County Court-at-Law No. 8.

Ray Black and Will Archer will campaign for the Republican nomination for County Probate Court-at-Law No. 2. Erin Swanson and Theresa Chang will compete for County Civil Court-at-Law No. 2 and David Tang and Sophia Mafridge are on the ballot for County Civil Court-at-Law No. 4.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 2 is contested, with J.R. Harris, Jeff Williams and Mike Wolfe on the Republican ticket.

For a full list, inclding uncontested judicial seats, Click Here

For the Democratic Party in Harris County, Lina Hidalgo and Mike Nichols will compete for the party's nomination for county judge.

County Commissioner Precinct 2 has received five candidates, with Adrian Garcia, Daniel Box, Ken Melancon, Roger Garcia and Sammy Casados on the ballot. Jeffrey Stauber and Penny Shaw have filed for Commissioner Precinct 4.

The district clerk position has also received several candidates. Kevin Howard, Marilyn Burgess, Michael Jordan and Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter have filed for the district clerk nomination. Diane Trautman, Gayle Young Mitchell and Nat West will seek nomination for county clerk, and Cosme Garcia, Dylan Osborne and Nile Bailey Copeland have filed for county treasurer.

Elvonte Patton, Josh Willenstein and Richard Cantu have filed for County School Trustee Position 3, the at-large position. Andrea Duhon has filed for Position 4 in Precinct 3, and Danyahel (Danny) Norris, John F. Miller and Prince E. Bryant, II have filed for Position 6 in Precinct 1.

The Democratic Party also has a large slate of District Judge seats in Harris County's primary.

Contested seats include the 55th Judicial District, with Latosha Lewis Payne and Paul Simon on the ballot. Brennen Dunn and Jason Luong have filed for the 185th Judicial District, while Fred Cook and Scot “Dolli” Dollinger have filed for the 189th Judicial District.

Jeff O'Dea and Lauren Reeder have filed for the 234th Judicial District, and Angela Graves-Harrington and Charles Collins have filed for the 246th Judicial District.

Cory Sepolio and Shampa Mukerji have filed for the 269th Judicial District; Barbara J. Stalder and Beth Barron for the 280th Judicial District; and Christine Weems and George Arnold for the 281st Judicial District. Kathy Vossler and Linda Marie Dunson have filed for the 309th Judicial District.

The 313th Judicial District is a three-candidate race, with Jon Stephen Liles, Natalia Oakes and Tracy D. Good seeking the Democratic Party's nomination.

Contested County Court-at-Law positions include Criminal Court-at-Law No. 2. Harold J. Landreneau and Ronnisha Bowman have filed for the seat. Aaron James Saldana, Armen “Hammer” Merjanian and David M. Fleischer have filed for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 5, and Andrew A. Wright and Danval Scarbrough have filed for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 7.

Gus Saper and Sedrick T. Walker, II have filed for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 11; Cassandra Y. Holleman and Juan J. Aguirre for Criminal Court-at-Law No. 12 and Mike Renfro and Raul Rodriguez for Criminal Court-at-Law No. 13. Kris Ougrah and Tonya Jones have filed for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 15.

Jim L. Peacock and Michael Newman are seeking nomination for Probate Court-at-Law No. 2, and James Horwitz and Michael Galligan have filed for Probate Court-at-Law No. 4.

Jim F. Kovach and Stanley Santire have filed for County Civil Court-at-Law No. 2.

Contested Justice of the Peace seats include Precinct 3, Place 2. Don Coffey and Lucia Bates have filed for that position. Angela D. Rodriguez and Diana Davila have filed for Precinct 6, Place 2.

In Precinct 7, Place 2, Audrie Lawton, Cheryl Elliott Thornton, Ray Shackelford, Robert Chan Tysor and Sharon M. Burney are seeking the party's nomination.

For a complete list, including unopposed Democratic candidates, Click Here

In Jefferson County, Jeff R. Branick has filed for Republican nomination to another term as county judge.

Brent A. Weaver has filed for Commissioner Precinct 2. David Bellow has filed for nomination as criminal district attorney while Bailey Wingate has filed for county clerk and Tim Funchess as county treasurer.

Mitch Templeton has filed for nomination as judge of the 172nd Judicial District. Clint M. Woods has filed for County Court-at-Law No. 3 Ray S.

Annette Reedy and Wilton Johnson have filed for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2. Ray S. Chesson has filed and is unopposed in March for Precinct 4. Also unopposed in March is Brad Burnett, who filed for Precinct 7.

The Democratic Party Primary ticket includes Nick Lampson, who has filed to seek nomination as county judge and is unopposed in March.

Earl W. Wheaton, Sr. and Everette “Bo” Alfred have filed for County Commissioner Precinct 4.

Bob Wortham has filed to seek nomination as criminal district attorney. Jamie D. Smith is seeking nomination for district clerk, Carolyn L. Guidry as county clerk, and Charlie Hallmark as county treasurer.

District Judge candidates include W. Kent Walston, who has filed for the 58th Judicial District.

Kent W. Johns, Melody Chappell and Tina Bradley have filed to take the nomination for the 172nd Judicial District in March.

Raquel West has filed for the 252nd Judicial District, Randy Shelton for the 279th Judicial District and Larry Thorne for the 317th Judicial District.

John B. “Johnny” B. Stevens, Jr. has filed to seek the Democratic Party nomination for Criminal District Judge.

Gerald W. Eddins is seeking nomination as judge of County Court-at-Law No. 1, and Terrence L. Holmes is running for County Court-at-Law No. 2.

Benjamin “Ben” Collins, Sr. and David Grove will compete for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2. Marc DeRouen is seeking nomination for Precinct 2 and Ransom “Duce” Jones for Precinct 6.

Antoine Leonard Freemon, Joseph L. Guillory, II, Melanie Ned and Tom Gillam, III have filed to run for Precinct 8.

To view a complete list of candidates, including federal and state offices, visit the GuidryNews.com Election Page.





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