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More candidates file for primary elections
by Danay Gilley
Dec 22, 2011 | 1177 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES COUNTY – Several more local candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the 2012 primary elections.

Last week, as a result of statewide changes in regard to dates related to the 2012 primaries, the filing deadline was changed from 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.

Local offices up for election in the April 2012 primaries include county commissioner for precincts 1 and 3, county attorney, county sheriff, county tax assessor-collector, constables for all four precincts, and the office of justice of the peace for precinct 4.

Gary Deskin, Shelby Dupnik, Carl Hummel and Tommy Shockome have filed as candidates for the office of county commissioner, precinct 1. All will run in the Democratic primary except Deskin who will run unopposed in the Republican primary.

James Rosales and Mary J. Lozano have filed as candidates for county commissioner, precinct 3. Both will compete in the Democratic primary.

Herb Hancock and Betty Yarter have filed for the office of county attorney. Hancock will run as a Democrat and Yarter will run as a Republican.

David Jalufka, Spencer Stubbs III, Alfredo Barrientez and Dwayne Villanueva have filed for the office of county sheriff in the Democratic primary.

Brenda Janysek is the only candidate who has yet filed for the office of tax assessor-collector. She will run as a Democrat.

Dennis Fenner and Jordan Morgan have filed as candidates for the office of precinct 1 constable. Both will compete in the Democratic primary.

Donald Hons and James Douglas have both filed for the office of precinct 2 constable. Both will compete in the Democratic primary.

Robert Rosales and Fernando Martinez have filed as candidates for the office of precinct 3 constable. Both will compete in the Democratic primary.

Fernando Rios III and Danny Esparza have filed as candidates for the office of precinct 4 constable. Both will compete in the Democratic primary.

Steven Monsivais, David Sotelo, Hilda Castro and Floyd Brasher have filed as candidates for the office of precinct 4 justice of the peace. All four will compete in the Democratic primary.

The date of the primary elections has been changed to Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) and the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) issued a statement Dec. 19 announcing that the two parties have submitted a joint agreed proposal on the 2012 General Primary Election to the U.S. District Court three-judge panel in San Antonio.

The parties’ joint proposal provides for an April 3, 2012 unified primary date, along with adjusted dates, deadlines and requirements in respect to its administration.

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