Only one additional person since the opening week filed the paperwork to be on the ballot for the upcoming Somervell County elections.
Susanne Graves, Somervell County’s current county treasurer, filed as a Republican and will run for reelection in the Tuesday, March 6, Primary Election against one previously announced opponent, Kim Freeman, according to Republican County Chair Deedee Jones.
The rest of those who made the 6 p.m. Dec. 11 filing deadline all did so during the first week after the filing period began, Nov. 11.
Somervell County Democrat County Chair Lori Whitworth said the lone Democrat who filed to run for office was Judy Nawrocki, who is seeking the Precinct 2 spot on the Somervell County Commissioner’s Court. Precinct 2 Commissioner John Curtis recently announced he will not be seeking reelection.
Dwayne Johnson, Richard Talavera and Ramon Bunt riled to run for that Precinct 2 position on the Republican side.
Two Republicans — Wade Busch and Doug Mitchell — filed to run for the Precinct 4 commissioner spot, which will be vacated with the previously announced retirement of Don Kranz.
Both of the Justice of the Peace positions in Somervell County are being contested.
Shane Tipton and incumbent Ronnie Webb are running for the Precinct 1 spot, which will be voted on by registered voters of Precinct 1 and 2.
The Precinct 2 position is being contested by incumbent Scott May and Matt Holder. Voters in Precincts 3 and 4 will vote in that race.
The uncontested races on the Republican ballot will be County Judge (incumbent Danny Chambers) and County Clerk (incumbent Michelle Reynolds).
The early voting period for the Primary Election starts Tuesday, Feb. 20. It will end on Friday, March 2. The Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6.
The last day to register to vote in the March Primary will be Monday, Feb. 5. The final day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) will be Friday, Feb. 23. The deadline for a ballot by mail to be received is election day, Tuesday, March 6.