Few local candidates face Primary challenges
By LPR Staff
As filing for the 2016 General Elections draw to a close, changes could be in the air in Caldwell County, but not until next November.
Filing information provided by the County’s party chairs this week reflect that only three local races will face Primary challenges in March.
r Andi St. Leger will face former District Attorney Charles Kimbrough for the Democratic nomination for the 421st District Judge’s seat.
The winner will face Republican Chris Schneider, who is the only Republican candidate on the ticket.
Republicans Hoppy Haden and Richard Mendez will compete for their party’s nomination for Caldwell County Commissioner Precinct 1, with the winner running a race against Democrat incumbent Alfredo Munoz.
Two Republicans, Edward “Ed” Theriot and Randolph Flores will compete for the opportunity to face incumbent Democrat Neto Madrigal in November.
Daniel Law (D) is unopposed in his party for another term as Caldwell County Sheriff, but will face a challenge from Republican Ray Chandler in November.
Tax Assessor-Collector Darla Law is also unopposed within the Democratic Party, but will see a challenge from Republican Debbie Cortez Sanders at the General Election.
Democrat Constables Victor “Smitty” Terrell and Art Villarreal have both filed for reelection, and neither currently sees an opponent, either from within their own party or on the Republican ticket. ‘
Tom Will (R) has filed to face incumbent Richard Callihan (D) for the Precinct 2 Constable seat, and Republican John Telles will face Democrat Michael Jay Bell for the Precinct 3 Constable seat, which is currently vacant after the death of incumbent Constable Margarito “Junior” Zapata earlier this year.
On the state level, Lockhart resident John Cyrier (R) will defend his seat as District 17 State Representative against Brent Golemon, also a Republican.
Golemon was among the candidates that Cyrier thwarted to earn his seat in last year’s special election.
San Marcos Republican Susan Narvaiz will once again challenge longtime Congressman Lloyd Doggett for his seat in the US House, and Blake Farenthold (R) will not have to defend his seat until November.
Democrats Raul “Roy” Barrera, Ray Madrigal and Wayne Raasch, all of Corpus Christi, are competing on the Democratic Party ballot to challenge Farenthold.
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**Editor’s Note: The deadline for County and State Party Chairs to update filing information is Dec. 22, 2015. The information in this article could change as additional filings are confirmed at the regional and state level.