Hopeful candidates can start filing for 2018 primaries

Marina Riker By Marina Riker

Nov. 10, 2017 at 8:45 p.m.
Updated Nov. 11, 2017 at 6 a.m.

People interested in running for office in Victoria County can file with political parties for the 2018 primaries starting Saturday.

Hopeful candidates who want to run for offices decided by Victoria voters must file with local Democrat and Republican party chairs.

In 2018, offices up for election include county judge, commissioners for Precincts 2 and 4, treasurer, four justices of the peace, county clerk, district clerk and two county court-at-law judges.

On the state level, offices open include the district attorney and district judges Districts 377 and 267. Candidates for these offices file with their respective state party.

Also on the ballot will be state representative District 30 and U.S. representative District 27.

Victoria County residents who want to run as a Republican in the 2018 primaries must file paperwork with Bill Pozzi, chairman of the Victoria County Republican Party.

Saturday afternoon, Pozzi will be working at the party's headquarters in downtown Victoria to help potential candidates file or get paperwork, said Pozzi.

"We have candidates' packets and forms there," he said.

He added, however, that some of those forms may have to be notarized before filing.

Meanwhile, hopeful Democratic candidates must file paperwork with Pat Tally, head of the Victoria County Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party doesn't have an office, but Tally said people can call her directly for information about filing.

"I have to sign off on it," said Tally.

Whether filing as a Democrat or Republican, everyone needs to file paperwork by Dec. 11 to run in the primaries, said both party chairs.


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