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Candidate filing begins for March primaries
Polk County Enterprise - December 2009
LIVINGSTON — Candidates seeking nomination as Democratic or Republican Party nominees seeking public office in the 2010 primary election can file an application beginning today, according to Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade. Local offices up for re-election include 258th District Judge, District Clerk, District Attorney, County Judge, County Clerk, County Commissioner Pct. 2 and 4, and all four justices of the peace. Applications are available online at www.sos.state.tx.us/elections. Candidates also need to complete required campaign finance forms available at the County Clerk’s office. The Polk County Republican Party Chairman Benny Fogleman can be reached at 936-967-2020. He asks that candidates bring their applications and filing fee to his office at 2410 Hwy. 190 West, Suite C between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Polk County Democratic Party Chairman is Sharon Teal. She can be reached at 936-327-7935 or by email at democrat@livingston. net. The primary election is set for March 2, 2010. Potential candidates have until Jan. 4, 2010 to file an application. The Polk County Enterprise will publish political announcements from those who have filed as candidates in the March 2 primary elections. Announcements must be received in the Polk County Enterprise office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Announcements may be prepared by the candidate in advance and submitted to the newspaper or a candidate may contact the Enterprise for an interview. These one-time political announcements are considered news stories. There is no charge and the announcements are subject to editing. They will be published as space is available. We prefer to run a picture of the candidate with the announcement. For editorial purposes, we will picture only the candidate, although pictures that include the candidate’s family may be used in paid political advertisements. Those who already have a suitable photograph may submit it for publication with their announcement. For those who do not have a photo, the Enterprise staff will be available to take photos of candidates for use in announcements and advertisements that are to run in any Polk County Publishing Co. publication.