A slew of local office holders up for re-election next year have filed for another term. Erath County Democratic Chairman Sam Hirst-Wade said incumbents have filed the necessary paperwork to get on the ballot, including District Court Judge Don Jones, Commissioner Pct. 2 Lynn Tidwell, Commissioner Pct. 4 Randy Lowe, County Treasurer Donna Kelly and Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Latrelle Cain.

“Our incumbents who have filed have represented Erath County for many years in a loyal and distinguished way,” said Hirst-Wade.

Several Republican incumbents have also filed for re-election, including District Clerk Wanda Pringle, County Judge Tab Thompson, County Clerk Gwinda Jones and Justice of the Peace Precincts 1, 3 and 4 Shawnee Bass, Erath County Republican Party Chairman John Springer said. County Court at Law Judge Bart McDougal has filed for re-election as a Republican. He will be challenged by local attorney Heath Allen, also a Republican.

Other incumbents have also drawn challengers. Stephen Peterson and Scot Jackson will vie for the Republican nomination to challenge Lowe in the March primary, while Republican Jeff “Chili” Alexander will challenge Bass and Republican Bart Greenway will challenge Cain.

The last day to file is Jan. 4.

Republican hopefuls interested in joining a race should call Springer at 965-6528. Democrats can contact Hirst-Wade at 254-434-1719.