Deadline to file for primary election approaches

UP FOR ELECTION

• 267th judicial district judge

• 377th judicial district judge

• Criminal district attorney

• County judge

• County Court at Law No. 1 judge

• County Court at Law No. 2 judge

• District clerk

• County clerk

• County treasurer

• County commissioner, Precinct 2

• County commissioner, Precinct 4

• Justice of the peace, Precinct 1

• Justice of the peace, Precinct 2

• Justice of the peace, Precinct 3

• Justice of the peace, Precinct 4

• Democratic Party county chairman

• Republican Party county chairman

HOW TO FILE

• For the Democratic ticket, contact Cris Gonzalez at 361-594-8668 or visit VictoriaDemocraticParty.org. His email is crisg@victoriademocraticparty.org

• For the GOP ticket, contact Michael Cloud at 361-578-9334 or visit VictoriaGOP.com. His email is info@VictoriaGOP.com

Victoria County Commissioner Kevin Janak is seeking the Republican nomination for another term in office.

Janak, who was first elected in 2006, is one of a handful of Republicans and Democrats across the county who will be on the March 4 primary ballot for one of the 17 opening offices.

"I'm a strong believer in hard work, teamwork and making county government as efficient as possible," Janak said. "We are steadily replacing bridges, improving roads and cutting costs in Precinct 2 by working together, and I want to continue this progress."

So far, no other candidates have come forward from either party seeking a nomination for the Precinct 2 commissioner office.

The deadline to file an application for office closes 6 p.m. Monday.

So far, two races have primary challengers - county treasurer and justice of the peace Precinct 1.

Two Democrats filed for the justice of the peace Precinct 1 job: incumbent Judge Richard Castillo and Mary Ann Rivera, a licensed interpreter.

Two Republicans, incumbent Sean Kennedy and Lisa Hernandez, the vice president at First Victoria National Bank, will be on the primary ballot for county treasurer.

For county judge, incumbent Don Pozzi is seeking the Republican nomination, and Ron Reyna is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination.

Steve Tyler filed with the Republican Party for another term as the county's criminal district attorney.

Incumbent Cathy Stuart is seeking the Republican nomination for another term as district clerk. Jane Bernal, a justice of the peace clerk, filed with the Democratic Party for the district clerk office.

With the Democratic Party, Robert Cortez is seeking a second term as county clerk. Heidi Easley, a chief clerk with the district attorney, is seeking the same position with the Republican Party.

Eli Garza is seeking the Republican Party nomination for 377th District judge.

Skipper Koetter is seeking another term as the 267th District judge.

The justice of the peace opening for Precinct 2 has Stuart Posey seeking another term with the Republican Party. Robert Whitaker is looking for another term in the Precinct 3 justice of the peace office. Jennifer Zepelin is seeking the Precinct 4 position with the Republican Party for a first term.

Judge Travis Ernst, who was appointed to his position, is seeking the Republican nomination for County Court at Law No. 1.

Judge Daniel Gilliam is running for the Republican nomination for County Court at Law No. 2.

Clint Ives will seek the Republican Party nomination for county commissioner Precinct 4.

Cris Gonzalez has filed for Democratic Party chairman, and Michael Cloud filed for Republican Party chairman.