A flurry of filings for local offices has already set up several contested primaries in next year’s elections.
Four dozen Tarrant County candidates filed during the first week for spots on next year’s ballots for posts ranging from governor to justice of the peace.
Contested primaries loom for state Senate and House seats, as well as for Tarrant County district attorney, Tarrant County commissioner and a justice of the peace post.
Here’s a look at the candidates who have filed, according to lists posted late Friday on the websites of the Texas secretary of state, Republican Party of Texas and Texas Democratic Party.
Filing began Nov. 9. Those running in districts entirely in Tarrant County filed at party headquarters in Fort Worth. Candidates in districts that cover more than one county must file with state party headquarters in Austin.
The filing period ends Dec. 9. Politicians may register by paying a filing fee or turning in a petition of people who support their bid.