Weekend Election Update

Filings still trickle in, but now there's a real primary

Weekend Election Update

Could election filings in Travis County get any slower? So far, there's a grand total of one actual primary next year: ex-Real Estate Council of Austin board member Paul Workman has filed in the Republican primary in House District 47, so it's him versus Holly White Turner to face presumed Democratic nominee Rep. Valinda Bolton next November.

Elsewhere on the ballot, the big news is that State Board of Education Dist. 10 member Cynthia Dunbar has stepped aside and named State Republican Executive Committee member Brian Russell as her heir apparent for the seat, which includes north Travis County. She probably should have run that past Round Rock teacher Rebecca Osborne, who already filed in that race. Meanwhile Republican Tim Tuggey and Democrat Robert Bohmfalk both want a shot at Republican Tim Mercer's District 5 seat, which covers the south of the county.

So who has filed for what so far in Travis? (* denotes incumbent)

State and Legislature

Senate District 14 Kirk Watson* (D)
House District 46 Dawnna Dukes* (D)
House District 47 Valinda Bolton* (D) Holly White Turner (R) Paul Workman (R)
House District 48 Donna Howard* (D)
State Board of Education Dist. 5 Tim Tuggey (R) Robert Bohmfalk (D)
State Board of Education Dist. 10 Rebecca Osborne (R)

Judicial

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)
District Judge, 353rd Judicial District (unexpired) Tim Sulak (D)
District Judge, 419th Judicial District Orlinda Naranjo* (D)
Judge, County Court at Law #1 David Phillips (D)
Judge, County Court at Law #2 Eric Shepperd* (D)
Judge, County Court at Law #4 Mike Denton* (D)
Judge, County Court at Law #6 Brandy Mueller (D)
Judge, County Probate Court #1 Guy Herman* (D)
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 Karin Crump (D)
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5 Herb Evans* (D)

County

County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir* (D)
County Treasurer Dolores Ortega* (D)
County Commissioner Margaret Gomez* (D)

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