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Candidates have filed for March 4 primaries

Dec. 10, 2013 at 6:10 a.m.


Filing has ended for the Republican and Democratic parities March 4 primaries.

Many candidates are incumbents seeking a return to office, while others are newcomers to the political ring.

Below are the candidates who have filed.

Republican Party

U.S. Congressional District 27 - which includes Victoria, Matagorda, Wharton, Jackson, DeWitt, Lavaca, Gonzales and Refugio counties, Blake Farenthold, 51, of Corpus Christi, incumbent

State Representative District 30 - serves Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Refugio and Victoria counties - Geanie W. Morrison, 63, of Victoria, incumbent

State Representative District 85 - serves part of Fort Bend, Jackson, Wharton counties - Phil Stephenson, 68, of Wharton, incumbent

267th judicial district judge - serves Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Jackson, DeWitt and Refugio counties - Juergen "Skipper" Koetter, 68, of Victoria, incumbent

377th judicial district judge - serves Victoria County - Eli Garza, 41, Victoria County first assistant district attorney. Incumbent Robert Cheshire is not seeking re-election.

Victoria County

Criminal district attorney - Steve Tyler, 53, of Victoria, incumbent

County judge - Don Pozzi, 70, of Victoria, incumbent; Ben Zeller, 29, of Victoria, Texas Dow Employees Credit Union loan officer

County Court-at-Law No. 1 judge - Travis Ernst, 42, of Victoria, incumbent; Leslie Ann Werner, 57, of Victoria, attorney

County Court-at-Law No. 2 judge - Daniel Gilliam, 53, of Victoria, incumbent

District clerk - Cathy Stuart, 50, of Victoria, incumbent

County clerk - Heidi Easley, 44, of Victoria, chief clerk with the district attorney

County treasurer - Sean Kennedy, 57, of Victoria, incumbent; Lisa Hernandez, 50, of Victoria, vice president at First Victoria National Bank

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - Kevin Janak, 53, of Victoria, incumbent; Jerry Pearce, 58, of Victoria, retired federal employee

County commissioner, Precinct 4 - Clint Ives, 33, of Victoria, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 2 - Stuart Posey, 58, of Victoria, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 3 - Robert Whitaker, 61, of Victoria, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 4 - Jennifer Zepelin, 39, of Victoria, juvenile probation officer; John Miller, 52, of Victoria, construction supervisor. Current judge Ted Seel was appointed to fill an unexpired term. He is not seeking election.

Republican Party county chairman - Michael Cloud, 38, of Victoria, incumbent

Calhoun County

County Clerk - Anna Goodman, 47, of Port Lavaca, deputy county treasurer for the Calhoun County Treasurer's Office

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 - Carroll (Cary) Kneupper, 48, of Point Comfort, project manager for Bering Sea Environmental and real estate investor

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 - Wesley Hunt, 52, of Seadrift, city councilman and public safety commissioner for Seadrift; Bill McGill, 61, of Seadrift, retired Union Carbide instructor

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5 - Nancy Pomykal, 64, of Port O'Connor, incumbent

DeWitt County

County Judge - Daryl Fowler, 57, of Yoakum, incumbent

District clerk - Tabeth Gardner, 47, of Cuero, incumbent

County clerk - Natalie Carson, 47, of Cuero, incumbent

County treasurer - Carol Ann Martin, 54, of Cuero, appointed to fill unexpired term

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - James B. Pilchiek, 56, of Yoakum, incumbent

County commissioner, Precinct 4 - Richard Randle, of Cuero

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 - Peggy Mayer, 56, of Cuero, incumbent

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 - George W. "Bill" Robinson, 70, of Yorktown, incumbent; Brian Carson, 50, of Cuero, GVEC crew foreman

Goliad County

County judge - David W. Bowman, 69, of Goliad, incumbent; Pat Calhoun, 55, of Goliad, rancher

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - Richard Ball, 59, of Goliad, rancher

County commissioner, Precinct 4 - David L. Bruns, 51, of Goliad, mechanic; Jimmy Schulz, 68, of Goliad, retired; W.A. Wimberly, 58, of Goliad, Alcoa general mechanic. Incumbent Ted Long is not seeking re-election.

County treasurer - Daphne Buelter, 50, of Goliad, incumbent• County/district clerk - Deborah Brumby, 64, of Goliad, rancher.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 - Susan Moore, 57, of Goliad, incumbent

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 - Steven Kennedy, 64, of Goliad, incumbent



Jackson County

District attorney - Bobby Bell, 66, of Edna, incumbent

County judge - Dennis Simons, 66, of Edna, incumbent

District clerk - Sharon Mathis, 46, of Edna, incumbent

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - Wayne Bubela, 50, of Ganado, incumbent

County commissioner, Precinct 4 - Dennis Karl, 64, of Francitas, La Ward Telephone Co.; David "Brother" Frankson, age not available, Carancahua community, rancher; and Ray Bundrett, 79, of La Ward, retired. Incumbent Larry Deyton is not seeking re-election.

County treasurer - Mary Horton, 51, of Edna, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 1 - Darren Stancik, 46, of Edna, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 2 - Dwayne Taylor, 51, of Ganado, incumbent

Jackson County countywide drainage district, Precinct 4, place 8 - Ashley Jalufka, 36, of Francitas, incumbent, electrician

Jackson County countywide drainage district, Precinct 4, place 3 - Syl J. Hajovsky, 62, of Ganado, an operator and incumbent

Jackson County drainage district director - Billy Ray Smith, 72, of Ganado, rancher

Lavaca County

County Judge - Tramer Woytek, of Hallettsville, incumbent

District Clerk - Sherry Henke, of Hallettsville, incumbent

County Treasurer - Karen Bludau, of Hallettsville, incumbent

County Clerk - Elizabeth Kouba, of Hallettsville, incumbent

Commissioner, Precinct 2 - Ronald Berckenhoff, of Moulton, incumbent

Commissioner, Precinct 4 - Dennis Kocian, of Yoakum, incumbent; Mark Wick, of Hallettsville, self-employed

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 - Michael Andes, of Hallettsville, incumbent

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 - Travis Hill, of Moulton, attorney. Incumbent Carol Renner did not seek re-election.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 - Floyd Denson, of Shiner, self-employed. Incumbent Robert Pavliska died on Nov. 30.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 - Hallie Hall, of Yoakum, court clerk; Tom Ray, of Yoakum, retired correctional officer. Incumbent Alene Lyons did not seek re-election.

Refugio County

County judge - Bobby Blaschke, 60, of Woodsboro, consultant; Sylvia L. Barrera-Wiginton, 52, of Woodsboro, director

Democratic Party

U.S. Congressional District 27 - Wesley Reed, 44, of Corpus Christi, pilot with FedEx• State Representative District 85 - Cynthia Drabek, 51, of Richmond, owner of Data-X

Victoria County

County judge - Ron Reyna, 53, of Victoria, electrical contractor

District clerk - Jane Bernal, 55, of Victoria, justice of the peace clerk

County clerk -Robert Cortez, 65, of Victoria, incumbent

County treasurer - Jennifer Rick Foster, 59, of Victoria, Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria librarian

Justice of the peace, Precinct 1 - Richard Castillo, 57, of Victoria, incumbent; Mary Ann Rivera, 49, of Placedo, certified licensed translator

Democratic Party county chairman - Cris Gonzalez, 67, of Victoria, incumbent, retired from Alcoa and project manager/refractory consultant with CCC Group

Calhoun County

Criminal district attorney - Dan W. Heard, 67, of Port Lavaca, incumbent

County judge - Mike Pfeifer, 61, of Port Lavaca, incumbent

Judge, county court-at- law No. 1 - Alex R. Hernandez, 62, of Port Lavaca, incumbent

County treasurer - Rhonda Sikes Kokena, 53, of Port Lavaca, incumbent

District clerk - Pamela Martin Hartgrove, 63, of Port Lavaca, incumbent; Rachel Gonzales Munoz, 48, of Port Lavaca, legal assistant

County clerk - Susan Riley, 56, of Port Lavaca, administrative assistant; Shelby Sebastian, 34, of Port Lavaca, chief deputy clerk for the Calhoun County Clerk's Office; Grace C. Gonzalez, 52, of Port Lavaca, office manager. Incumbent Anita Fricke is not seeking re-election.

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - Vern Lyssy, 50, of Port Lavaca, incumbent; Michael Balajka, 48, of Port Lavaca, rancher; William J. (Bill) Swope, 59, of Port Lavaca, retired

County commissioner, Precinct 4 - Kenneth W. Finster, 57, of Seadrift, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 1 - Hope D. Kurtz, 46, of Port Lavaca, incumbent

Justice of the peace Precinct 2 - Calvin R. Anderle, 56, of Port Lavaca, jailer with Calhoun County Sheriff's Office; Kenneth Wenske, 59, of Port Lavaca, day operator

Justice of the peace, Precinct 3 - Tanya Dunlap Dimak, 40, of Port Lavaca, certified court clerk

Justice of the peace, Precinct 4 - Mark Daniel, 57, or Seadrift, self-employed

Democratic Party County Chair - Evelyn Spillman Burleson, 78, of Port Lavaca, office manager

DeWitt County

County Commissioner, Precinct 4 - Donald Kuecker, 53, of Cuero, incumbent

Goliad County

County judge - Ernest Alaniz, 64, of Goliad, retired

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - Lionel Garcia, 55, of Goliad, self-employed; Alonzo Morales, 51, of Goliad, incumbent

County treasurer - Susie Clapsaddle, 63, of Goliad, consultant

County/district clerk - Mary Ellen Flores, 51, of Goliad, incumbent

Jackson County

Democratic Party county chairman - Donnell Cole, of Vanderbilt, retired educator. Party chairman Doug Reed is not seeking re-election.

Lavaca County

Unable to reach Party chairman James Thibodeaux. No filings on record at the Secretary of State's office.

Refugio County

District clerk - Ruby Vela Garcia, 57, of Refugio, incumbent

County judge - Rene Mascorro, 40, of Refugio, incumbent

County commissioner, Precinct 2 - Stanley Drew Tuttle, 46, of Woodsboro, incumbent and grocery store owner

County commissioner, Precinct 4 - Rod Bernal, 61, of Austwell, incumbent

County treasurer - Elaine Henning, 53, of Refugio, incumbent

County clerk - Ida Ramirez, 56, of Refugio, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 1 - Lorraine Lopez, 65, of Woodsboro, incumbent

Justice of the peace, Precinct 2 - Emi Pullin Riemenschneider, 59, of Refugio, incumbent

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