RUNNELS COUNTY - Filings for the March primary election are ongoing in Runnels County and so far, one race has emerged for the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position. Candidates must file by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 to be considered in the election in November of 2018.

RUNNELS COUNTY - Filings for the March primary election are ongoing in Runnels County and so far, one race has emerged for the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position. Candidates must file by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 to be considered in the election in November of 2018.

If more than one candidate files for the position, they will be placed on the ballot for the primary on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The winner will be on the ballot in the November election.

So far, three candidates have filed with Republican Party Chair Becky Ferguson for the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position including Mike “Doc” Neeley, Lane Pinckney and Clay Bullock.

David Sellers has filed to run for the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace position.

Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard has filed for reelection. So far no challenger has filed.

Others who have filed for reelection include District Clerk Tammy Burleson, County Clerk Julia Miller, County Treasurer Ann Strube and Precinct 2 Commissioner Ronald Presley.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Richard Strube has not filed, but Juan Ornelas, has filed to run for that commissioner’s seat. Ferguson said so far, District Judge Ben Woodward had not filed.

Those who wish to file, must obtain a packet from the Elections Administrator’s office at 600 Strong Ave. That packet must be filed out and turned in to Ferguson by 5 p.m. Monday. Contact Ferguson at 325-365-4003 to make arrangements to turn in the packet.

So far, no one has filed on the Democratic side, according to Democratic Party Chair Lisa Yates.

Ferguson will draw for places on the ballot at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Runnels County Courthouse.