Who’s running: Election 2020 overview

Ashley Inge

The 2020 General Election is rapidly approaching, with early voting only two weeks away, and Election Day coming up fast on Nov. 3.

For those who haven’t registered to vote, the last day to register is Monday, Oct. 5.

To get everyone up to speed on the election, the E-T has compiled a list of who is running for this election and what the public can expect before heading to the polls.

The following is a list of the local candidates that will include positions for the state, county, city and Stephenville ISD school board:


State Representative, District 59:

•Shelby Slawson, Republican

Stephenville resident and attorney Shelby Slawson beat incumbent J.D. Sheffield in the race for State Representative, District 59 on July 14.

District Attorney, 266th Judicial District:

•Alan Nash, Republican

Shelby Slawson and Alan Nash are both running unopposed.



•Matt Coates, Republican and incumbent

•Paul Tyus, Independent and challenger


Board of Trustees, Place 6 – full three-year term

•David Tezaguic

•Phyllis Stewart

Board of Trustees, Place 7 – full three-year term

•Donny Hill

•Matt Miller

The following are unopposed candidates declared elected as listed on the ballot:


•County Attorney – Lisa Pence

•Tax Assessor-Collector – Jennifer Carey

•County Commissioner, Pct. 1 – Dee Stephens

•County Commissioner, Pct. 3 – Joe Brown

•Constable, Pct. 1 – Jason Schipper

•Constable, Pct. 2 – Ryan Gibson


•Mayor – Doug Svien

•City Council, Place 2 – Justin Haschke

•City Council, Place 4 – Bradley Pendleton

•City Council, Place 6 – Alan Nix

•City Council, Place 8 – Brandon Huckabee

Early voting will take place from Oct. 13-30 at Graham Street Church of Christ Family Center and Patrick Street Church of Christ. The dates and times available are listed below:

Graham Street Church of Christ Family Center

•Oct. 13-14 – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

•Oct. 15-16, Oct. 19-23 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

•Oct. 24 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

•Oct. 26-30 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Patrick Street Church of Christ

•Oct. 13-14 – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

•Oct. 15-16, Oct. 19-23 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

•Oct. 26-30 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.