The Upcoming Primary Elections

LIBERTY, September 11, 2013 - For those thinking about seeking public office and other members of the public who may be interested in such matters, the following information may be helpful to you concerning the upcoming primary elections in both the Democrat and Republican Parties.

Local offices on the March 4, 2014 Primary ballot are listed with the filing fee for each office.

  1. State Senator – 4 year term -$1200
  2. State Representative – 2 Year term - $750
  3. District Judge – 253rd – 4 year term - $1500

All of the above apply with the State Party. The rest apply with the COUNTY CHAIR of the party they affiliate with.

  1. District Judge – 75th – 4 year term - $1500
  2. Judge, County Court of Law – 4 year term -
  3. County Judge - $750
  4. District Clerk – 4 year term - $750
  5. County Clerk – 4 year term- $750
  6. County Treasurer – 4 year term-$750
  7. County Surveyor – 4 year term- $75
  8. County Commissioner – Precinct 2 – 4 year term - $750
  9. County Commissioner – Precinct 4 – 4 year term-$750
  10. Justice of the Peace – Precincts 1-6. – 4 year term - $375
  11. All Precinct Chairs and County Chairs NO FEES

The fees are based on a county with less than 200,000 population. (Tex Elec. Code 162.015) The filing period to run for office is November 9, 2013 – 6pm December 9, 2013. NO applications will be accepted after 6pm. An application must be notarized and a Treasurer for the candidate must be on file with the County Clerk before the application can be accepted.

County Chairs will post office times and contact information on the Courthouse Door.

Early Voting is Feb. 6 – 28, 2014
Primary is Mar. 4, 2014
Early Voting for the run off is May 19-23. 2014
Runoff election is May 27, 2014

Potential candidates are encouraged to go to the Texas Secretary of State’s web site for information and to the Texas Ethics Commission for rules regarding campaign financial filing periods.

Democrats will meet Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at 6 pm at Casa Don Boni in Liberty. Contact Nancy Archer for more information. Nanarcher2003@yahoo.com or 936-776-9561. Topics for discussion will be voter I D and voter registration.

The next Quarterly Meeting of the Liberty County Republican Party will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Dayton, Texas, at the Liberty County Annex on Hwy. 1960 in J.P. Barry Graves Courtroom, beginning at 7:00 P.M.


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