|(Seguin) -- Guadalupe County voters will get to mark their ballots in several contested races. All locally contested races for Seguin and Guadalupe County appear on the Republican ballot. Campaigning for the candidates will continue up until the polls close at 7 p.m. today. The races include Guadalupe County Court-at-Law Judge. Robin Dwyer looks to keep his seat on the bench as he faces current Assistant County Attorney Bill Squires for the Republican nomination.|
The race for Guadalupe County District Clerk features 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 candidates include Kristy Dunn, Linda Balk and Lynn Bothe.
Guadalupe County Treasurer Linda Douglass also faces a challenger for the Republican ticket. Challenging her for the position will be Bill Schwind.
The seat for Guadalupe County Commissioner Pct. 2 has also attracted three Republican candidates. They include Incumbent Ralph Jack Shanafelt and challengers Drew Engelke and Randall Herzog.
Incumbent Judy Cope, Guadalupe County Commissioner Pct. 4, has also drawn two candidates seeking the Republican nomination. They include 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.
Next on the ballot is the race for Justice of the Peace Pct. 2. Incumbent Sheryl Sachtleben faces newcomer Chris Aviles for the Republican nomination.
The Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 position has also drawn candidates to replace current JP Judge Roy Richard, who is not seeking re-election. 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 but who will still appear on today's ballot include Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher, Guadalupe County Court-at-Law Judge No. 2 Frank Follis, Guadalupe County Clerk Teresa Kiel, JP 1 Judge Darrell Hunter and JP 4 Judge Todd Friesenhahn.