Filings for county, state and federal offices close in two weeks for positions decided in elections in August and November.
The deadline for filing is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Party candidates will be determined in an August primary followed by the November General Election.
Incumbent commissioners Linda L. Garrett of Licking, District No. 2; and John Casey of Houston, District 1, are seeking re-election. Both are Republicans.
Two Republicans are seeking a four-year term as Texas County sheriff. They are: Wes Ellison, Willow Springs, and James Sigman, Cabool. The incumbent, Carl Watson, a Solo Democrat, will not seek re-election to focus on his health. Lt. Melissa Dunn of the department filed last week on the Democratic Ticket.
County Assessor Debbie James of Solo, a Republican, is seeking re-election, as are Democrat Tammy Cantrell of Houston, Texas County collector-treasurer; and Coroner Thomas C. Whittaker of Cabool, a Democrat.
Public Administrator Theresa Campbell of Cabool, a Democrat, is seeking re-election. Republican Connie Thompson of Cabool filed on the Republican Ticket.
The latest Senate district for the region — voted on Monday by a commission of five Republicans and five Democrats – shows Texas County in the 33rd District. The panel was appointed after a court threw out an earlier map and a panel earlier was unable to reach an agreement.
The district now includes Webster, Douglas, Ozark, Wright, Texas, Howell, Carter and Ripley counties.
Filing are Rep. Darrell Pollock, Lebanon; Rep. Don Wells, Cabool; and Mike Cunningham, Rogersville, a former state representative and a Senate aide to Sen. Jay Wasson; and Rep. Ward Franz of West Plains. Pollock would have to move to be in the new district.
Houston’s Chris Purvis and Don Bordwell of Evening Shade are candidates for the Republican nomination for the 142nd District House seat.
Associate Circuit Judge Colin Long of Waynesville filed for the Democratic nomination for 25th District circuit judge. Bill Hickle of Rolla declared on the Republican Ticket.
Bob Parker of Raymondville entered paperwork for the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District.