RUNNELS COUNTY - Two races have emerged in Runnels County from the recent election filings and the candidates that will go on the November ballot will be determined in the primary election on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

RUNNELS COUNTY - Two races have emerged in Runnels County from the recent election filings and the candidates that will go on the November ballot will be determined in the primary election on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

If more than one candidate files for the position, they will be placed on the ballot for the primary on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The winner will be on the ballot in the November election.

Three candidates have filed with Republican Party Chair Becky Ferguson for the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position including Mike “Doc” Neeley, Lane Pinckney and Clay Bullock. Incumbent JP Glenda Wood did not file for re-election.

Two candidates will be on the March ballot for the Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 position including David Sellers and Buddy Jim Miller. Incumbent Richard Hamilton did not file for re-election.

Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard will serve a third term as he was unchallenged for his seat. Hilliard was originally elected in 2011 and was re-elected in 2014.

Other county officials who filed and drew no opponents included District Clerk Tammy Burleson, County Clerk Julia Miller, County Treasurer Ann Strube and Precinct 2 Commissioner Ronald Presley.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Richard Strube did not file, but Juan Ornelas, filed to run for that commissioner’s seat.