Candidates have until Monday, December 11th to file their official intentions to seek office.

Primary Elections for the Democratic and Republican parties will be held on March 6, 2018 for County, State and National offices.


County Elections

–Commissioner Pct 2: Incumbent Craig Oakes (R)

–Commissioner Pct 4: Incumbent Clyde Ridge (R)

–JP Pct 1: Incumbent Theresa Farris (R)

–JP Pct 2: Incumbent Debra Hamilton (R) and Pam Whitt (D)

–JP Pct 3: Incumbent Cinnamon Archibald (R)

–JP Pct 4: Incumbent Shirley Mays (R)

–County Clerk: Incumbent Linda Jarvis (R) and Renee Reynolds (R)

–Treasurer: Jeannie Keeney (R) and Tammy Harris (R)

–District Clerk: Incumbent Teresa Black (R)

–County Judge: Incumbent Linda Grant (R)

–District Judge, 87th Judicial: Deborah Oakes Evans (R)

To file for running in one of the above races, contact Doug Sanford – Republican Chairman at 903-389-4255, or Opal Oliver – Democratic Chairman at 214-537-4218.


State Elections

–Governor: Incumbent Greg Abbot (R), Secede Kilgore (R), Adrian Ocegueda (D), Cedric Davis, Sr. (D), Grady Yarbrough (D), Joe Mumbach (D), Tom Wakely (D), and Kory Watkins (L)

–Lt. Governor: Incumbent Dan Patrick (R), Michael Cooper (D), and Mike Collier (D)

–U.S. Senate: Incumbent Ted Cruz (R), Geraldine Sam (R), Mary Miller (R), and Beto O’Rourke (D)

–TX U.S. Congressional Dist. 17: Incumbent Bill Flores (R), Rick Kennedy (D), Dale Mantey (D), and Scott Sturm (D)

–State Senator, Dist. 5: Incumbent Charles Schwertner (R) and Glenn “Grumpy” Williams (D)

–TX State House Dist. 8: Thomas McNutt (R), Linda Timmerman (R), and Wesley D. Ratcliff (D)

If you would like to file for any state elections, visit the Texas Secretary of State website at