By Libby Cluett
Filing for the March 4th Primary Election started Saturday and the Palo Pinto County Republican Party started with a number of candidates confirming their bids for various county offices.
While some actually filed Saturday, others took their paperwork home and will return it after they get the required number of names on a petition.
The following are the Republican candidates who have filed or verbally committed (an asterisk denotes and incumbent):
29th Judicial District Clerk
• *Janie Glover
• Stacie Frye.
• *Janette Green
• Jessica Wright
• Debbie Murray
Commissioner Precinct 2
• Louis Ragle
Commissioner Precinct 4
• Jeff Fryer
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
• Todd Baker
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
Constable Precinct 4
• Randy Hunter (filling a vacancy).
In the Palo Pinto County Democratic Party, Theresa Crozier filed to become party chair. Present Chair Ida Nickerson said no other candidates filed as of Monday afternoon. She added that she is undecided about running for party chair again.
Filing with party chairs ends at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9.
To file as a Democrat, contact Nickerson at 940-745-5416.
To file as a Republican, visit the headquarters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., inside Brazos Mall (near the cinema), or call Barbara Upham at 940-798-2665.