March Primaries Heat Up

March 2, is the date for the Texas primary elections.  Ballots are being printed and proofed, and candidates are shaking hands and kissing babies.. or maybe they’re just putting out yard signs and getting familiar with Facebook.  Either way, we have several contested races in Eastland Co.,  all in the Republican primary.

The County Clerk position has incumbent Cathy Jentho facing Cecil W. Funderburgh Jr.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 (Eastland) has Windell E. Light facing incumbent Ronald B. “Ronnie” White.

County Commissioner, Precinct 2 (Ranger) has John A. “Buzzy” Rutledge facing Wendell L. Tipton.   The winner will face incumbent Norman Christian in November.

County Commissioner, Precinct 4 (Cisco) has B.W. Carr and Robert T. Rains facing off.   The winner will face Democrat incumbent Reggie Pittman in November.

The deadline for registering to vote is February 1.  If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, click here to find out.   Early voting runs February 16 through February 26.

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