In It To Win It
UPDATED: First two day's filings for 2010 elections in Travis County
By Richard Whittaker,
10:45AM, Sun. Dec. 6, 2009
Ya gotta be in it to win it: Thursday marked the opening of filing season for the 2010 primaries and the first wave of Travis County hopefuls and returning candidates submitted their paperwork for a place on the starting line. So far, it's mostly been entries into judicial races (no shortage of those).
UPDATE: Slow day on Friday, with only two more filings.
So who has filed so far in Travis County? (Note: * denotes incumbent)
|Senate District 14||Kirk Watson* (D)|
|House District 48||Donna Howard* (D)|
|State Board of Education District 10||Rebecca Osborne (R)|
|District Judge, 147th Judicial District||Clifford Brown (D)|
|District Judge, 201st Judicial District||Jan Patterson (D)|
|District Judge, 250th Judicial District||John Dietz* (D)|
|District Judge, 299th Judicial District||Karen Sage (D)|
|Judge, County Court at Law #2||Eric Shepperd* (D)|
|Judge, County Court at Law #6||Brandy Mueller (D)|
|Judge, County Probate Court #1||Guy Herman* (D)|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2||Karim Crump (D)|
|County Clerk||Dana DeBeauvoir* (D)|
|County Treasurer||Dolores Ortega* (D)|
Lot of names still yet to file on both sides of the aisle. Amongst Democrats, it's mostly incumbents. As for wannabe Republican challengers Holly White Turner and Paul Workman are both still seemingly looking at a primary fight in Democratic Rep. Valinda Bolton's House District 47, while sports radio talking head/GOPAC-TX member Dan Neil and Bush documentarian Glenn Bass have said they want to challenge Howard. So far, none of their names are on the list of confirmed filings supplied by the Republican Party of Texas.