2020 Candidates in local races
If interested in running for any of these offices, or if you know someone you would like to recommend, please email GCDP. Filing deadline is December 9, 2019.
SOS Candidate’s Guide
County Commissioner Precinct 1, Jeff Whitmire, Republican
County Commissioner Precinct 3, Phyllis James, Republican
15th Judicial District Judge James (Jim) P. Fallon,, Republican. Term Ends: 12-31-2020
59th Judicial District Judge Larry Phillips, Republican
Sheriff Tom Watt, Republican
Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Stidham, Republican
Justice of the Peace Pct 1, Larry Atherton,, Republican (read Office moves to GC courthouse)
Constables for Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4:
Tommy Carter, Michael Putman, Todd Booher, Bob Douglas, Republicans
Texas House of Representative, District 62, against Rep. Reggie Smith, Republican
Democrat Gary Thomas from Denison is running against Smith!
U.S. House of Representatives, District 4, Rep. John Ratcliffe, Republican
Democrat Russell Foster from Sherman is running against Ratcliffe to represent Dist 4 in the US House!
State Board of Education, District 9
Democrat Brenda Davis, a professional educator from Bonham, has announced her candidacy for State Board of Education in 2020.
Keven Ellis, a Republican from Lufkin, serves as the District 9 representative on the SBOE. He was elected to a four-year term on Nov. 8, 2016 and represents 31 Northeast Texas counties. Ellis is a member of the board’s Committee on School Initiatives, which oversees agenda items on topics such as charter schools, State Board for Educator Certification rules and school board member training.
SBOE District 9 includes 31 Northeast Texas counties:
Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.
If interested in running for any of these offices, or if you know someone you would like to recommend, please email GCDP. Filing deadline is first week in December 2019.
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