An incumbent Rockwall County commissioner has drawn an opponent in the race to seek the county’s Republican Party nomination, while several people are vying for the post of County Court at Law No. 2.

Multiple candidates have already officially thrown their hats in the ring and are running in next year’s political party primary elections.

Filing for the March 3, 2020, Democratic and Republican Party primary elections began Saturday and continues through Dec. 9.

As of Tuesday morning, a long list of incumbents had filed seeking new terms via nominations through the Republican Party primary. Incumbent County Commissioner for Precinct 1 Clifford J. Sevier Sr. has filed for re-election to the post and is being opposed by Dwight Lee Walker.

Other incumbents seeking the GOP nomination for new terms include County Commissioner for Precinct 3 Cecil Dennis Bailey, Constable Precinct 2 Hugh Richard Cheney III. Constable Precinct 4 Randy Earl Parks, Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Mark Russo, Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Llana Bell Whitten, Tax Assessor-Collector Kimberly D. Sweet, 382nd District Court Judge Brett Allen Hall and 439th District Court Judge David Edgar Rakow.

The race for the Republican nomination for Constable Precinct 3 was between Daniel James Otto and Brandon Dennis Cozby.

Four candidates are seeking the GOP nomination for the office of County Court at Law No. 2, including Stephanie Suzette Woodward, Jeffery William Shell, Tiffany Lynn Miller and John Garrett Browning.

Officials with the Republican Party Democratic Party were unavailable for comment about candidates filing as of Wednesday morning.

Candidates seeking an office in a particular county will file with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties file with the state party offices.

Feb. 3, 2020, is the last day to register to vote for the primary elections. Early voting is scheduled Feb 8-28, 2020.

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