Primary set for March 4 with voting starting in February

Published on Monday, 9 December 2013 23:04 - Written by ADAM RUSSELL arussell@tylerpaper.com

March party primaries are set.

Contested Republican primary races included state House District 6, featuring incumbent Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler and challenger Skip Ogle; county judge, between incumbent Joel Baker and challenger John Furlow; county commissioner Precinct 2, with incumbent Cary Nix and challenger James Barry Barnett; district attorney, between incumbent Matt Bingham and challenger Austin Reeve Jackson; county court at law, featuring James Huggler, Mike Patterson and Brent Ratekin; 321st District judge between incumbent Carole Clark and challenger John Jarvis and justice of the peace Precinct 3 between incumbent James Meredith and Noah Butler. Democrats JoAnn Hampton, incumbent, and challenger Donald Ray Sanders had filed for county commissioner Precinct 4.

Uncontested Republican races include state Rep. District 5, incumbent Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola; 241st district judge, incumbent Jack Skeen Jr.; county court at law No. 2 incumbent Randall Rogers; county court at law No. 3, incumbent Floyd Getz; district clerk, incumbent Lois Rogers; county clerk, incumbent Karen Phillips; justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Flor Nichols, Precinct 2 Gary Alfred, Precinct 4 Thomas “Mitch” Shamburger, and Precinct 5, incumbent James Cowart.

Incumbent Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Quincy Beavers Jr. is the lone Democrat in an uncontested primary race.

Early primary voting begins Feb. 18. Primary election day is March 4.