With the official filing deadline now behind us, local Republicans vying for a variety of offices are shifting their focus to campaigning.
Gil Parks, president of the Erath County Republican Party, verified the filings with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.
“We are going to have a full ballot,” Parks said.
The following is a list of how contested local offices have taken shape.
Commissioner Precinct 2
Herbert Brown, incumbent
Jim Pool, challenger
Albert Ray, challenger
Scotty Whitefield, challenger
Commissioner Precinct 4
(Incumbent Scot Jackson is not seeking re-election.)
Erath County Judge
(Incumbent Tab Thompson is not seeking re-election.)
Erath County Sheriff
Matt Coates, incumbent (Coates was appointed to the position in Dec. 2016)
Bobby Harpole, challenger
Clell Murray, challenger
Paul Tyus, challenger
Erath County Treasurer
(Incumbent Donna Kelly is not seeking re-election.)
Dr. J.D. Sheffield - incumbent
Chris Evans - challenger
Candidates will draw for places on the ballot on Thursday. The last day to register to vote is Monday, Feb. 5.
Early voting will be held from Feb. 20 - March 2.
Election Day is Tuesday, March 6.