Primary ballots crowded as filing date nears

With the revised filing dates for the March 6, 2012, Republican and Democratic Primaries looming, Milam County candidates continue to announce their intentions.

Incumbent Treasurer Linda Acosta, a Democrat, announced Monday that she will seek another term and will run in the Democratic Primary.

First day to officially file is Nov. 28, a date that’s been pushed back by a three-judge federal panel in San Antonio over a redistricting lawsuit.

Through Monday, eight Republicans and two Democrats have announced their intentions to file.

GOP CONTESTS—Three contests have already developed on the GOP ballot.

Former Sheriff Charlie West, the incumbent Precinct 2 constable, is seeking re-election in the GOP primary. He will be opposed by Kenny Schneebeli.

Incumbent county tax assessor- collector Kolette Morgan is challenged by Karen Berry.

Incumbent sheriff David Greene is challenged by former deputy sheriff Greg Kouba.

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—Incumbent Prosecutor Kerry Spears announced last week that she will seek re-election as a Democrat.

FILING— County chairs Bill Whitmire (Republican) and Richard Stone (Democrat) have announced filing period staffing plans.

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.

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.

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