Democrats, Republicans file for every legislative seat

Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries on March 6 will have thousands make their way to the polls for a massive election cycle that could have a major impact not only in Washington, but also here on the home front; and with so many choices presented to voters, a small refresher course was in order.

"It's usually busier on the last day of early voting", said Karen Lawrence, Tarrant County's assistant elections administrator.

"There are three incumbents in the Texas House who he is really trying to take down - Wayne Faircloth, Sarah Davis, and Lyle Larson", she says.

Dan Wood is the lone Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District.

He will face Democratic opposition from Jim Moore, a Waynesville lawyer who previously waged a districtwide campaign for district attorney, and Eddie West, who most recently served as a magistrate in the county. That could be a runoff, too. -1st and a Baltimore County resident, faces off against fellow Republicans Martin Elborn of Queen Anne's County and Lamont Taylor of Caroline County.

Incumbent Lee King is the only candidate to file for the office. Seeking re-election to the Edgecombe County Board of Education are Chairwoman Evelyn Shaw Wilson, District One; Evelyn Johnson, District Three; Vice Chairwoman Ann Kent, District Five; and Marva Scott, District Seven, who all filed two weeks ago.

Circuit Court Judge Harris P. Murphy, Sheriff John F. Price, Clerk of the Circuit Court Mark Mumford and Register of Willis Kristi Osborn are unchallenged incumbents.

More than 602,000 voters have cast ballots in the largest counties through Wednesday. Democratic Commissioner Fred Belfield joined Wells in filing for re-election to the Nash County Board of Commissioners.

Terlingua Ranch Lodge Front Desk Coordinator Calvin Glover, Terlingua Green Scene organizer Sara Allen Colando, and Brewster County Emergency Services Coordinator David Lambrix will appear on the ballot for the seat. There will not be a Republican challenger in November.

More participation in primary elections doesn't necessarily correlate with higher voter turnout in general elections.

Morton and Republican candidate Donna Nunley will seek the country treasurer's post in November.

Cruz told a group of Republican voters earlier this month that he predicted Democrats would "crawl over broken glass in November to vote". Because those who complain about lawmakers and government should hold their tongue if they didn't take the time to vote when they had the chance.

Statewide voters have cast more ballots for Democrats than Republicans this year, according to data provided Thursday by the Texas Secretary of State, which reports voting totals only from the 15 of 254 Texas counties with the most registered voters.

There are three seats up for election on the York School Board.

Eight contested House primaries involve Democratic incumbents Duane Hall, District 11; Michael Wray, District 27; Rosa Gill, District 33; Elmer Floyd, District 43; Amos Quick, District 58; Rodney Moore, District 99; Becky Carney, District 102; and Carla Cunningham, District 106.

  • Leroy Wright