Filing open ahead of March 6 primaries
Filing is open for the upcoming March 6, 2018, primary elections across Texas.
Gillespie County has several positions that will be on the ballot, according to Mary Lynn Rusche, county clerk.
• County Judge;
• District Clerk;
• County Clerk;
• County Treasurer;
• County Surveyor;
• County Commissioner, Pct. 2;
• County Commissioner, Pct. 4;
• Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1;
• Constable, Pct. 1;
• Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2;
• Constable, Pct. 2.
The ballot also will include four newly created positions by the Commissioner’s Court on Nov. 8:
• Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3;
• Constable, Pct. 3;
• Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4;
• Constable, Pct. 4.
Precinct position candidates must be registered voters from their district six months prior to Dec. 11 to be eligible to file, Rusche said.
“Candidates need to pick up a candidate packet at the county clerk’s office and file their Designation of Campaign Treasurer with the county clerk before they can circulate a petition or pay filing fee with the party chair for the primary election or county judge to run as an independent for the general election,” Rusche said. “Also, they must pay the filing fee with the political party chairman for the primary election or to the county judge to run as an independent for the general election.”
Filing as a party candidate or as an independent candidate began Nov. 11 and will end at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.
Gillespie County party chairs and phone numbers are:
• Cathy Collier, Democratic Chair, (830) 997-4837.
• Dalton Fromme, Republican Chair, (830) 997-3740.
The Republican chair also will be at the courthouse in the County Courtroom for filing from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec.
Rusche said candidates wishing to file as an independent may do so at the office of County Judge Mark Stroeher.
The county clerk’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 23-24.
For more information, contact Rusche or a clerk’s office staffer at (830) 997-6515.
Laura Lundquist, who has worked in the Gillespie County Treasurer’s Office for the past three decades, has announced she will “semi-retire.”
“After proudly and respectfully working over 30 years in the Gillespie County Treasurer’s Office with the goals of protecting the integrity, principals, and standards of the office; and presently completing my fifth term (Dec. 31, 2018) as your elected county treasurer, I have decided to pursue another career … semi-retirement,” she said.
“With this move, I am accessible to discuss the functions, responsibilities and requirements of the position of Gillespie County Treasurer and the workings of the office with anyone that may have interest in this office,” she said.
The Standard-Radio Post mistakenly reported last week she had served as County Treasurer for 30 years and that she would work part-time, which is incorrect.
“Thank you, Gillespie County and my office staff,” she added. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your county treasurer.”