Six candidates will compete for Brewster County Judge in 2022
Primary Election is March 1
The deadline to file for a spot on the March 1, 2022, Brewster County Primary Election came and went Monday.
Candidates were required to file with their party chairs by 5 p.m. on Dec. 13.
There are few contested races on either ballot. However, County Judge Eleazar Cano, a Democrat, announced last month that he would not seek re-election to a third term, and three members of his party have filed to run for the spot, including Benjamin Barrientes, Oscar Cobos and Mimi Smith, all of Alpine.
Three Republicans will also vie for the seat, among them Greg Henington of Terlingua, Ryan Skelton and Monty Kimball, both of Alpine.
Mike Pallanez, the two-term County Commissioner in Precinct 4, also did not file for re-election. Mo Morrow filed on the Republican side.
Additional filings on the Democratic ballot include:
Incumbent Sarah Vasquez, County Clerk
Sarah Fellow Martinez, District Clerk
Incumbent Julie Morton and Lorene Villanueva, County Treasurer
Incumbent Sara Allen Colando, County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Timothy Relleva, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Incumbent Susana Gonzales, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3
Incumbent Mary Bell Lockhart, Democratic Party Chair
Republican filings include:
Mark Chiles, County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Incumbent Bob Steele and Scott Wasserman, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Paul Rashott, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Incumbent Rene Ybarra, Constable, Precinct 1
Incumbent Monica McBride, Republican Party Chair
Once the Primary Elections are decided, candidates will go on to the General Election in November, and the victors will take the Oath of Office in early January 2023.
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