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SJC Tax Assessor Collector resigns


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Kelly Selmer-Wineinger, the County Tax Assessor-Collector, submitted a letter of resignation on Nov. 20. Selmer- Wineinger listed Dec. 4 as the effective date. The Commissioners Court met Nov. 28 and accepted the resignation. The vacancy will be filled by appointment of the Commissioners Court. However, the timing of the resignation is such that an election will be held to fill the vacancy at the next general election. The next general election is in November 2018. Any person interested in being elected to this office should contact the chairman of the various political parties immediately for a place on the primary election ballot to be held in March 2018. The deadline for seeking a place on the March primary ballot is Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. The Commissioners Court expects to have a Special Meeting to fill the vacancy on Dec. 4. The appointment by the Commissioners to fill the vacancy will be for a term of approximately 11 months from appointment until November 2018 when the election is held and the elected Assessor-Collector qualifies for office. The Commissioners Court is asking any person interested in being appointed to fill the vacancy to contact the Office of County Judge at 936-653-2199 and any person interested in being elected to the position should contact their political party chairman as soon as possible. Unaffiliated or independent candidates can reference Chapter 142 Texas Election Code or contact the county election administrator at 936-653-5804.


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