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Candidate filing period continues for Primary Election

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A total of eight Van Zandt County offices will be up for election on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Texas Primary Election.

Candidates can file to run in the March 3, 2020, Texas Primary Election through Monday, Dec. 9, according to the VZC Clerk’s office.

VZC offices that will be on the March 3, 2020, ballot will include sheriff; tax assessor-collector; Pct. 1 commissioner; Pct. 3 commissioner; Pct. 1 constable; Pct. 2 constable; Pct. 3 constable; and Pct. 4 constable.

According to VZC Republican Party Chairman Lance Lenz and the Texas Secretary of State website, as of Monday, Nov. 25, several incumbents have filed for re-election including Dale Corbett for the office of VZC sheriff.

Steve Hendrix and Anthony “Big Tony” Katsoulas have filed to run against Corbett in the sheriff’s race.

Keith Pearson has filed for re-election for VZC Pct. 3 Commissioner and Brandon Brown has filed for re-election for VZC Pct. 1 Commissioner.

Chad L. LaPrade of Fruitvale has filed to run against Brown in the Republican Primary for the VZC Pct. 1 Commissioner position.

All four VZC constable incumbents have filed for re-election including Mickey Henson (Pct. 1), Jesse Ison (Pct. 2), Robert Tisdale (Pct. 3) and Pat Jordan (Pct. 4).

John Pollard of Grand Saline has filed to run against Henson in the Republican Primary for the VZC Pct. 1 Constable position.

Lenz has also filed for re-election as the VZC Republican Party chairman.

The District 2 Texas House of Representatives seat currently held by Republican Dan Flynn is also up for election on March 3, 2020. Flynn has filed for re-election.

Edom Veterinarian and Edom Tea Party Founder and leader Dr. Doc Collins has filed to run against Flynn in the Republican Primary for the District 2 Texas House of Representatives seat .

VZC Democratic Party Chairperson Julie Haldeman and Vice-Chair Melody Vincent reported no filings as of Monday, Nov. 25.

Statewide offices that will be up for election on the March 3, 2020, ballot will include railroad commissioner; chief justice, Supreme Court of Texas; justice, Supreme Court of Texas, Place 7; judge, court of criminal appeals, Place 3; judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4; and judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9.

The last day to register to vote in the March 3, 2020, Texas Primary Election is Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, according to the VZC Clerk’s office.

Early voting for the March 3, 2020 Texas Primary Election will be from Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.