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SJNT staff

Early voting in the March 5 primary election begins Tuesday.

The November 2024 election is a presidential election, and candidates have thrown their hat in the ring for that race, as well as the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Cruz and numerous U.S. House positions.

Also on the ballot will be candidates for Texas House District 18.

Seeking the GOP nod for the U.S. Senate are incumbent Ted Cruz, Holland “Redd: Gibson and R.E. (Rufus) Lopez. For Democrats, Colin Allred, Roland Gutierrez, A. “Robert” Hassan, Steven J. Keogh and Thierry Tchenko seek the nod, the winner to face the GOP candidate in November 2024.

Incumbent Republican Morgan Luttrell is seeking re-election for U.S. House District 8 and is running unopposed in the primary. Democrat Laura Jones is seeking the nomination unopposed.

In the State Representative District 18 race, incumbent Ernest Bailes faces challenges from fellow GOP members Janis Holt and Stephen Andrew Missick. No Democrats have filed for the seat.

In the race for Sheriff, incumbent Greg Capers and Constable Sam Houston have filed for the Republican nomination.

No Democrats have filed for election in any county race.

County Tax Assessor-Collector incumbent Betty Davis is running unopposed.

In the County Commissioner Precinct 1 race, the GOP candidates are Laddie McAnally (incumbent), Tim Fulcher, Luke Sweeney and Cheri Sewell Walker.

For County Commissioner Precinct 3, GOP candidates are Richard Arrendell, Billy Burchett, Carson Combs, Crystal Dominy, James “Butch” Moody and Keith Pinkston.

For County Constable Precinct 1, Republican candidates are Rae Lynn Phillips, Lonnie Thomas and Derek Wilkie.

County Constable Precinct 2 GOP candidates are Ray Atchley (incumbent), Emmitt Lemar Eldridge II, Kevin Freed, Dale Lowery and Peter Sparta.

County Constable Precinct 4 GOP candidates are Brian Cosme and Lou Rogers.

Early voting can be done at the Elections Administration, 51 E. Pine Ave., in Coldspring.

Voting times will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 23; Feb. 24 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 25 from 1-7 p.m.; and Feb. 26-March 1 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business Feb. 23 at Early Voting Clerk 51 E Pine Ave., Rm A-1 Coldspring, TX 77331.

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