Court changes primary filing period

A ruling by a federal court last week has pushed the filing date for the 2012 primaries back more than two weeks.

New dates are Nov. 28 to Dec. 15 after Thursday’s ruling in San Antonio by a three-judge federal panel in a redistricting lawsuit .

Filing was to have started Saturday and end Dec. 12.

As the result of Thursday’s ruling, Milam Republican County Chair Bill Whitmire and Democratic County Chair Richard Stone, have announced filing period staffing plans as follows:

REPUBLICANS— GOP Headquarters, 106 South Travis, in Cameron, will be open until 6 p.m. on both the first and last days to file, Nov. 28 and Dec. 15. “Kyle Deal will staff the office,” Whitmire said.

DEMOCR ATS—Milam County Democratic Headquarters, 112 East First, in Cameron, will be open 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 28.

It will also be open the final filing date, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The office will also be open other hours during the filing period but it would be best to make an appointment by calling me at 512-760-5748,” Stone said.

GOP—Eight candidates have already announced plans to file in the Republican Primary and three primary contests have developed.

Former Sheriff Charlie West, the incumbent Precinct 2 constable, announced during the week that he would seek re-election in the GOP primary.

Kenny Schneebeli had previously announced for that position.

Incumbent county tax assessor-collector Kolette Morgan is challenged by Karen Berry in the GOP Primary.

Former deputy sheriff Greg Kouba is seeking the office of sheriff on the GOP ballot.

He is cha l leng i ng i ncumbent Republican Sheriff David Greene.

Current District Judge John Youngblood, a Republican, is seeking re-election.

And Precinct 1 Constable John Anderle has announced he will seek re- election on the GOP ballot.

DEMO BA LLOT—Incumbent Prosecutor Kerry Spears announced Tuesday she w ill seek re-election as a Democrat, becoming the first candidate to declare for the 2012 Democratic Primary ballot

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