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Local candidates file for primaries
COLDSPRING – Local Democratic and Republican candidates managed to fi le for offi ce by Monday as wrangling over election district boundaries continues, prompting changes in fi ling and election dates. Last week a U.S. judge announced that Texas candidates had until Monday, Dec. 19 to fi le for offi ce. The deadline had originally been set for Thursday, Dec. 15. On Dec. 16, by federal court order, the 2012 Primary Election date has been changed to April 3 with the 2012 Runoff Election date set for June 5. The Primary Election date was originally set for March. With all the confusion, San Jacinto County Democrats and Republicans managed to get a slate of candidates together. According to San Jacinto County Democratic Chairman Deborah Turner, two candidates have fi led to run for sheriff on the Democratic ticket – Greg Capers and David Clark. Incumbent Tax Assessor/Collector Betty McKenzie Davis fi led as did incumbents Laddie McAnally for Pct. 1 Commissioner and James “Butch” Moody for Pct. 3 Commissioner. Roy Rogers fi led for Constable of Pct. 1; Incumbent Tom Yates fi led for reelection as Pct. 2 Constable. Opposing Yates on the Democratic ticket is Roy Pippins. Four candidates have fi led for Pct. 3 Constable on the Democratic ticket – Harley Lovings, Dale Everitt, Christopher Reed and Theron Runnels. Incumbent Alvin Wyatt fi led for reelection to Pct. 4 Constable. Republicans who had fi led by Thursday, Dec. 15, include incumbent San Jacinto County Sheriff James Walters. Ray Mc- Coppin fi led for tax assessorcollector; Bill Marks and Sam Huston fi led for Pct. 3 Constable and Wade Runnels fi led for Pct. 4 Constable. We were unable to get San Jacinto County Republican Chairman Sean Hanson to verify if any additional Republican candidates had fi led during the extended fi ling deadline before press deadline Monday night. In the district race for 411th Judicial District Judge, incumbent Judge Robert Hill Trapp fi led for reelection on the Democratic ballot. According to Turner, there will possibly be another fi ling period with the deadline being Feb. 1, 2012. In other words, fi ling will be re-opened once all court redistricting is fi nalized.