The filing period for the 2022 Texas primary election is now open to all candidates wishing to file for spots on the March 1, 2022, primary ballot. The filing period for county, district and statewide offices ends at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13. For primary elections, candidates must file their applications with their state party chairs. If a district is solely contained within a single county, a candidate would file with the county chair.
For Atascosa County candidates, please file with your respective county chairs.
For Democratic candidates, please contact Democratic Chair Julie Hilberg at 210-728-6461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican candidates may contact Republican Chair Wayne S. Vaughn at 830-534-3912, email@example.com or by mailing in applications to P.O. Box 1983, Lytle, TX, 78052. For in person appointments, please go to 15117 Adams St. in Lytle.
ACRP holds filing event
On Saturday, the Atascosa County Republican Party (ACRP) met at Plaza Tapatio in Pleasanton to begin filing the paperwork to have their names placed on the ballot for the Republican Primary Election.
“It was standing room only,” said ACRP Chair Vaugh.
Due to the delay in release of the 2020 Census results and the language in SB 13, the Voting Precinct boundaries are still being redrawn and won’t be finalized for a while. Because of this, the Secretary of State’s Office has issued a revised filing calendar for Precinct Chairs. Since SB 13 takes effect on Dec. 2, the first precinct filings under the old statute will end at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 1. After that, a new Precinct Filing date will be set for some time in the New Year. If some of the Precinct boundaries change, or the Precinct number changes, then that Precinct Chair would need to file a new application.
“We will have to wait on what Commissioners Court will determine those boundaries to be,” said Vaughn. Please see separate story on the redistricting of Atascosa County Commissioner Precinct Boundaries on this week’s front page.
Atascosa County Republican candidates who were present and filed their application with Chariman Vaughn on Nov. 13 are:
– County Chair: Wayne S. Vaughn (incumbent) and Robert Duncan
– County Court-At-Law Judge: Bob Brendel (incumbent)
– 81st District Judge: Trent Rowell
– District Clerk: Margaret E. Littleton (incumbent)
– County Judge: Weldon P. Cude and Camila Chapa Mares
– County Treasurer: Laura Pawelek (incumbent)
– County Clerk: Theresa Carrasco and Jeremy Fernandez
– County Commissioner Pct. 2: Stuart Knowlton (incumbent)
– County Commissioner Pct. 4: Kennard Riley (incumbent)
– Justice of the Peace Pct. 1: Felix Herrera III (incumbent)
– Justice of the Peace Pct. 3: Willie Leal Jr.
– Justice of the Peace Pct. 4: Robert Evans, R.G. Poth and Rusty Prasifka
Republican candidates filing for Precinct Chair are:
– Precinct 1: Pamela Bomar Schuchart (incumbent)
– Precinct 7: Reece Beck
– Precinct 10: Marian Knowlton (incumbent)
– Precinct 13: Patrice Wassing (incumbent)
– Precinct 15: Jody Elrod (incumbent)
– Precinct 17: Caroline George (incumbent)
– Precinct 20: Gaylan Bryan (incumbent)
– Precinct 21: Lana Renae McDaniel (incumbent)
Precinct Chair Candidates that filed previously were:
– Precinct 8: Patrick Doty (incumbent)
– Precinct 18: William “Bill” Schuchman (incumbent)
– Precinct 24: Christina R. Lozano (incumbent)
Except for the Precinct Chair filings, all other candidate filings have until 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 to turn in their applications to either Chairman Vaughn or Chairwoman Hilberg.
Early Voting for the March 1 primary begins Feb. 4, 2022. Among the statewide offices on the ballot are governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, agriculture commissioner, land commissioner, railroad commissioner and seven states on the state board of education.