Cameron mayor resigns, eyes county judge race

Barkemeyer Barkemeyer CAMERON—Cameron Mayor Dave Barkemeyer has resigned his position, saying he is contemplating a race for Milam County Judge in 2010.

Barkemeyer, a Republican, left the office of mayor on Tuesday.

He had officially submitted his resignation as mayor during Monday's city council meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem Connie Anderle will serve as acting mayor until an election is held to replace Barkemeyer.

The announcement wasn't a surprise. On Oct. 6, at a county wide Republican meeting in Rockdale, Barkemeyer said he had filed papers designating a campaign treasurer for such a race but could not formally announce until he has resigned his position as mayor.

Current Count y Judge Dr. Frank Summers, a Democrat, has also filed papers designating a campaign treasurer.

Summers is completing his third term as county judge.

He was elected in 1998, unseating incumbent Roger Hashem in a Democratic Primary runoff after the third man in the race, Dwight Jekel, was eliminated in primary balloting.

Summers was unopposed in the 1998 general election.

Summers won re-election in 2002 without primary or general election opposition.

He was re-nominated without opposition in the 2006 Democratic Primary and narrowly defeated Republican Bill McCutchen in the general election.

In addition to the county judge position, other county posts to be filled in 2010 are:

County clerk, district clerk, county treasurer, Precinct 2 commissioner, Precinct 4 commissioner and all four justices of the peace.

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