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More candidates join the race

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, December 11, 2013

{{{*}}}Despite lingering ice and slippery roads, three more candidates filed Monday for the 2014 Republican primary.

The deadline to file was 6 p.m. that day.

Bridgeport Mayor Keith McComis filed to run for county judge against Chico Mayor J.D. Clark and Kyle Stephens.

Teresa Marney Graves filed for Precinct 4 justice of the peace and will face incumbent Clay Poynor, and Callie Watts Manning filed to run for district clerk against incumbent Brenda Starnes Rowe.

Other contested races in the Republican primary include Precinct 1 justice of the peace, Precinct 4 commissioner and county treasurer.

Wise County Republican Party Chair Allen Williamson said a total of 20 candidates filed and will appear on the March 4 ballot.

COUNTY JUDGE

J.D. Clark, Nov. 9
Kyle Stephens, Nov. 11
Keith McComis, Dec. 9

COUNTY COURT-AT-LAW JUDGE NO. 1

Melton Cude (I), Dec. 4

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 2

Kevin Burns (I), Nov. 26

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 4

Gaylord Kennedy, Nov. 11
David Stewart, Nov. 15
Terry Ross (I), Nov. 26

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 1

Jan Morrow (I), Nov. 13
Josh Reynolds, Nov. 15

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 2

Terri Lynn Johnson (I), Nov. 18

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 3

Mandy Hays (I), Nov. 12

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 4

Clay Poynor (I), Nov. 18
Teresa Marney Graves, Dec. 9

COUNTY TREASURER

Katherine Hudson (I), Nov. 11
Daniel E. Rivas, Nov. 25

DISTRICT CLERK

Brenda Rowe (I), Nov. 12
Callie Watts Manning, Dec. 9

COUNTY CLERK

Sherry Coursey Lemon (I), Nov. 13

District Judge John Fostel is seeking re-election and has filed with the Republican Party of Texas.

Although Wise County Democratic Party Chair Tracy Smith told the Messenger Monday night that candidates had filed for the Democratic primary, she did not release the names. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, no Democratic candidates were listed for Wise County on the Texas Secretary of State website.

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