Hunt County
8:16 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Quinlan J.P. candidate disqualified

One of the candidates seeking the justice of the peace position in Quinlan has been disqualified.

The results of filing for Hunt County offices in the Democratic and Republican party primaries resulted in multiple contested races among the GOP candidates. Only two Democrats, both incumbents, chose to run this time around and both drew no opposition.

Monday was the deadline for candidates to file for the March 4, 2014 Democratic and Republican Party primaries. Candidates seeking an office in a particular county filed with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices.

Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties filed with the state party offices.

Hunt County Republican Party Chairman David Hale said Wednesday a challenge was raised to the filing of to Elizabeth Stennett Osborne’s application for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 on the grounds that her petition in lieu of a filing fee did not have enough valid signatures.

“And after review I have upheld that challenge,” Hale said. “Therefore I must remove her name from the list of candidates for the 2014 Republican Primary.”

Incumbent Justice of the Peace Place 4 David H. McNabb Jr. is now the only candidate for the office.

Charla “Twins” Campbell-Turner filed Monday for the Republican nomination in the race for District Clerk, where she will be facing incumbent Stacey Landrum.

Incumbent 196th District Court Judge Steve Tittle filed for the Republican Party primary and is being challenged for the nomination by County Court At Law No. 1 Judge Andy Bench.

Incumbent Hunt County Judge John Horn and Jerry Minter filed for the office in the Republican Party primary.

Timothy Linden filed for the GOP primary and is unopposed in seeking the office of Hunt County Court at Law No. 1.

Incumbent County Clerk Jennifer Lindenzweig filed for the Republican primary and is unopposed in seeking re-election.

Tod McMahan and Andy Hunt are vying for the nomination in the Republican Party primary for the office of Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 2.

Incumbent Hunt County Treasurer Delores Shelton filed for the Republican Party primary and is unopposed.

Incumbent Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2 Shelia Linden filed for the GOP primary and is facing a challenge from Wayne Gilmore.

Incumbent Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Aaron Williams filed for the Republican Party primary and is unopposed.

Two incumbent candidates filed their campaigns in search of nominations from the Hunt County Democratic Party. Jim Latham filed for Hunt County Commissioner for Precinct 4 and Jennifer Reeves has filed for Hunt County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 and both are unopposed.

The primaries will be held on March 4, 2014. Early voting is scheduled February 8-28, 2014.