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Filing ends for March primaries
COLDSPRING – Boasting the largest number of Republican candidates in the history of San Jacinto County, Republican Chairman Sean Hanson said Monday, following the filing deadline, "All our candidates are outstanding." On the local level, Hanson said 16 Republican candidates have filed for 10 local offices ranging from criminal district attorney to justice of the peace. Only two offices on the Republican ticket drew no candidates. Those are for District Clerk, which Democrat Rebecca "Becky" Capers holds unopposed and Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace, which Democrat Harris "Red" Blanchette holds unopposed. Eleven Democrats will remain on the ballot in the March Primary other than Capers and Blanchette. Those include County Judge Fritz Faulkner who will be opposed for the Democratic nomination by Lou Rogers who filed as a Democrat for county judge; County Clerk Angelia Steele who is seeking reelection; Deborah Turner who is seeking the Democratic nomination for county treasurer; Incumbent Donny Marrs who is seeking reelection to Precinct 2 County Commissioner; Mark Nettuno, who is seeking reelection as Precinct 4 County Commissioner; Beth Sewell, who is seeking reelection as Precinct 1 Justice of the peace; Randy Ellisor, who is seeking reelection as Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace and Greg Magee who is seeking reelection as Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace. Filing with the Republican Party are Robert H. Trapp for criminal district attorney; Nick Carter, Laddie McAnally and John Lovett are all seeking the Republican nomination for county judge; Greg Capers, David Clark and Royce G. Wells are seeking the Republican nomination for county sheriff; Dawn Wright is unopposed on the Republican ballot for county clerk; Amanda Washburn, Debbie Clark Pavlicek and Theron Runnels are seeking the Republican nomination for county treasurer; Waid Williams is unopposed on the Republican ballot for Precinct 2 County Commissioner; Mike Selmer is unopposed on the Republican ballot for Precinct 4 County Commissioner; Doug Newman is unopposed on the Republican ballot for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace; JFK Julian F. Kowis is unopposed on the Republican ballot for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace and Wade Runnels is unopposed on the Republican ballot for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace. In the district race for 258th Judicial District Judge, three Republicans and one Democrat filed. Running for the Republican nomination for the office are E.L. "Ernie" McClendon, Cecil E. Berg and Shelly Bush Sitton. Joe D. Roth filed as a Democrat for the position. Winners in the March Democratic and Republican Primaries will face-off during the November 2014 General Election.