Two contested races in County primary

Only nine days remain for McCulloch County residents to express their intent to run in the upcoming general election scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Filing began Monday, Dec. 3 and will conclude Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002. Early voting by personal appearance will run from Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 8. Early votes may be cast at the McCulloch County Courthouse. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. Mail in applications will be accepted from Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 through Tuesday, March 5. Terms that expire with the county include commissioner seats for both Precinct 2 and Precinct 4, currently filled by Jackie Behrens and Jerry Tedder, respectively, county judge currently held by Randy Young, county treasurer held by Donna Robinett and county clerk currently occupied by Tina Smith. Other terms expiring include justice of the peace held by Doris Bryson and district clerk held by Mackye Johnson. As of Monday, Dec. 17, only two candidates, Jesse Castanuela and Jerry Bratton, had announced their intent to run against Behrens in Precinct 2. Tedder is being challenged by Eddie Burk, Buster Williams and Garon Salter. McCulloch County Clerk Tina Smith stated that individuals planning to run in the upcoming general election must file for office with the precinct chairperson’Barbara Bolton for the Democratic Party and Ken Bull for the Republican Party. The candidate/office holder campaign finance report is filed with the county clerk’s office in the McCulloch County courthouse. The campaign finance report is public record and charts each candidate’s campaign finances (pledge contributions, loans, political expenditures, etc.).

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