Several Limestone County positions will be elected in the 2018 elections

By Tom Hawkins

The upcoming year, 2018, will be an important election year on both the state and county levels.

Several Limestone County election positions will be elected in 2018.

The Limestone County offices to be elected in the coming year include county judge, county clerk, district clerk, county treasurer, Justice of Peace for Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, and county commissioners for Precinct 2 and 4.

Filing as a candidate for these elected positions ended on December 11. The candidates, who are seeking these county positions, are listed below.

County Judge -- Daniel Burkeen, incumbent; Richard Duncan; Michelle Latray; and Mark Roark with all the candidates running the Republican Primary.

County Clerk -- Kerrie Cobb, Republican Primary. Incumbent County Clerk Peggy Beck has announced that she is not seeking reelection and will retire at the end of 2018.

District Clerk -- Carol S. Jenkins, incumbent, Republican Primary.

County Treasurer -- Carol Pickett, incumbent, Republican Primary.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 -- Marcus Ray Hanna, incumbent, Republican Primary.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 --- Mike Bell, incumbent, Republican Primary, and Ray Black, Democratic Primary.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 --Sherri LeNoir, incumbent, Republican Primary.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 -- Ray Jones, incumbent, Republican Primary.

County Commissioner Precinct 2 -- W. A. “Sonny” Baker, incumbent; Bennie M. Kirven, Andrew W. Taulton, Sr. with all running in the Republican Primary.

County Commissioner Precinct 4 -- Bobby Forrest, incumbent; Larry D. Black, James W. Wiley, and Randy Bostain with all running in the Republican Primary.

Also on the local level is the position of the 87th District Judge will be up for election in 2018.

The 2018 election will feature numerous candidates for all 36 United States Representatives from Texas, a Senate race for one U. S. Senator from Texas, 15 Texas State Senators, and 150 State Representatives to the Texas House of Representatives.

Other races in the government for the State of Texas in 2018 include the following:

Governor, Lieutenant Government, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commission of the General Land Office, Commission of Agriculture, Railroad Commissioners, 3 members of the Texas Supreme Court, 3 members of the Court of Criminal Appeals, and 7 members of the State Board of Education.

The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Watch for information in regard to the candidates and election of 2018.

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