(Guadalupe County) -- Get ready to hear, see and learn more from a number of candidates who have all filed for a place on the Republican or Democratic Primary Election ballots. Guadalupe County voters will get to mark their ballots in several contested races.
Guadalupe County Court-at-Law Judge Robin Dwyer is being challenged by current assistant county attorney Bill Squires for the Republican nomination for the seat.
The race for Guadalupe County District Clerk has also drawn three candidates. The candidates are all seeking the Republication nomination. The position will be available at the start of 2019 following the retirement of District Clerk Debra Crow. The district clerk candidates include Kristy Dunn, Linda Balk and Lynn Bothe.
Guadalupe County Treasurer Linda Douglass faces a challenger for the Republican nomination. Challenging her for the position will be newcomer Bill Schwind.
The seat for Guadalupe County Commissioner Precinct 2 has also attracted three Republican candidates. They include Incumbent Ralph "Jack" Shanafelt, Drew Engelke and Randall Herzog.
Precinct 4 Guadalupe County Commissioner Judy Cope is again seeking reelection. The longtime GOP commissioner is being challenged by candidates Daniel Kearns and T. "Jake" Jacobs. The winner of the Republican Primary will go on to face Democratic Candidate Rebecca "Becca" Tucker in November.
In Precinct 2, voters will also be chosing the Republican nominee for the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace position. Incumbent Sheryl Sachtleben faces newcomer Chris Aviles for the Republican nomination.
The Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 position has also drawn three candidates to replace current justice of the peace, Judge Roy Richard, who is not seeking reelection. The Republican Primary candidates include Gary Inmon, John Terry and Zachary "Zach" McBride. The winner of the contest in March will go on to face Democratic Challenger Peggy Ornelas during the November General Election.
Candidates not drawing any competition include Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher, Guadalupe County Court-at-Law Judge No. 2 Frank Follis, Guadalupe County Clerk Teresa Kiel, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Darrell Hunter and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Todd Friesenhahn.
Early voting for the March Primary Election begins on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The last day to register to vote is Monday, Feb. 5. The Republican and Democratic Primary Elections are slated for Tuesday, March 6.