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Election Update: 12/16/09

By Richard Whittaker, December 16, 2009, 4:53pm, Newsdesk

Another week goes by and more filings continue to dribble in for the 2010 primaries. The big fights seem to be in the two State Board of Education districts that cover Travis Co., but there are a handful of other local primaries to note. Plus, the re-appearance of an old face.

Yes, as he promised back in September, former mayoral candidate Josiah Ingalls has become the third filer and sole Austinite in the Democratic SBOE District 5 race. Elsewhere on the ballots, there is a fight brewing for next November between Dem Kurt Kuhn and Republican Scott Field to succeed Justice Jan Patterson on the 3rd Court of Appeals.

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


Senate District 14 Kirk Watson* (D)
House District 46 Dawnna Dukes* (D)
House District 47 (DEM) Valinda Bolton* (D)
House District 47 (GOP) Holly White Turner (R) Paul Workman (R)
House District 48 (DEM) Donna Howard* (D)
House District 48 (GOP) Dan Neill (R)
House District 51 Eddie Rodriguez* (D)

State Board of Education

Dist. 5 (DEM) Robert Bohmfalk (D) Rebecca Bell-Metereau (D) Josiah Ingalls (D)
Dist. 5 (GOP) Tim Tuggey (R) Ken Mercer (R)
Dist. 10 (DEM) Judy Jennings (D)
Dist. 10 (GOP) Rebecca Osborne (R) Brian Russell (R)

State and District Court

3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4 (DEM) Kurt Kuhn (D)
3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4 (GOP) Scott Field (R)
147th District Judge Clifford Brown (D)
201st District Judge Jan Patterson (D)
250th District Judge John Dietz* (D)
299th District Judge Karen Sage (D)
331st District Judge Keith Lauerman (D)
353rd District Judge (unexpired) Tim Sulak (D)
403rd District Judge Brenda Kennedy* (D)
419th District Judge Orlinda Naranjo* (D)
District Clerk Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza* (D)

County Court

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)
Precinct 5 Herb Evans* (D)


County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir* (D)
County Treasurer Dolores Ortega* (D)
County Commissioner Margaret Gomez* (D)
Republican Party County Chair Rosemary Edwards* (R)

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