2010 Demo candidates draw for position
Milam County Democrats in contested primary races gathered at county headquarters in Cameron for the unofficial start to the 2010 campaign.
Occasion was the required drawing for places on the March 2 ballot, conducted by Richard Stone, party chair.
Stone shuff led dominoes, candidates in three county-wide races selected and they’ll be listed on the ballot this way:
County judge— Chip Dunsmoor, Frank Summers (incumbent).
Commissioner, Precinct 2— Donald Shuffield, Kenneth Hollas (incumbent).
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1— Tom Jones, Lisa Rubac Roden, Charles Hundle.
Summers is seeking his fourth term as county judge while Dunsmoor, current Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace, passed up a re-election bid to make a run for county judge. Winner will face Republican David Barkemeyer in November.
Roden, Hundle and Jones are seeking the position being vacated by Dunsmoor. Winner of that primary race faces Republican Rick Gommert in the general election.
Winner of the Hollas-Shuffield race will claim the Precinct 2 commissioner seat as there is no Republican candidate in November.
There will be four more contested general election races.
Jeff Muegge (Democrat) and Buddy Johnson (Republican) are vying for the Precinct 4 commissioner position being vacated by Democrat Burke Bauerschlag.
Incumbent Democrat Twila Harris and Republican Andy Isaacs are candidates for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace.
Precinct 4 JP candidates are incumbent Democrat Gary Northcott and Republican Martin Hobbs, who previously served in that office as a Democrat.
Unopposed in the primary and general election are incumbent Democrats Barbara Vansa (county clerk), Cindy Fechner (district clerk) and Danica Lara (county treasurer).