List of candidates for the March 1 primary election

By: 
Belinda Serrano
Staff Writer

The Sweetwater Reporter encourages all registered voters to head to the polls to make their voice heard. In an effort to give voters the opportunity to personally learn about these candidates prior to Election Day, listed below is the complete list of Republican and Democratic candidates for the March 1 primary election as they appear on the ballot.

2016 Republican Party Primary Election
FEDERAL:
President:
Lindsey Graham
Elizabeth Gray
John R. Kasich
Rand Paul
Carly Fiorina
Donald J. Trump
Ben Carson
Mike Huckabee
Ted Cruz
Marco Rubio
Rick Santorum
Chris Christie
Jeb Bush
Uncommitted

United State Representative, District 19:
Michael Bob Starr
Greg Garrett
DeRenda Warren
Glen Roberston
John C. Key
Jodey Arrington
Donald R. May
Jason Corley
Don Parrish

STATE:
Railroad Commissioner:
Ron Hale
Gary Gates
Lance N. Christian
John Greytok
Wayne Christian
Weston Martinez
Doug Jeffrey

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3:
Debra Lehrmann
Michael Massengale

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5:
Paul Green
Rick Green

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9:
Eva Guzman
Joe Pool

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2:
Chris Oldner
Mary Lou Keel
Ray Wheless

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5:
Brent Webster
Sid Harle
Steve Smith
Scott Walker

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6:
Michael E. Keasler
Richard Davis

Member, State Board of Education, District 15:
Marty Rowley

State Senator, District 28:
Charles Perry

State Representative, District 71:
Brian Scalf
Chris Carnohan
Issac M. Castro
Stacey Scaief
Stan Lambert

Justice, 11th Court of Appeals District, Place 3:
John Bailey

District Judge, 32nd Judicial District:
Glen Harrison

District Attorney, 32nd Judicial District:
John Young
Ricky Thompson

COUNTY:
Sheriff:
David Warren
Ray Cornutt
Kevin Turner

County Tax Assessor-Collector:
Kathy J. Bowen

County Surveyor:
Stanley Morris

County Commissioner, Precinct No. 1
(listed on ballots for precincts 1 and 6):
Terry Willman

County Commissioner, Precinct No. 3
(listed on ballots for precincts 3, 5 and 7):
Terri Petty
Luis Solis
Tommy White

Constable:
Stephen F. Smith II

County Chairman:
Larry May

BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
(vote yes or no):
Proposition 1
Texas should replace the property tax system with an alternative other than an income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.

Proposition 2
Texas cities and counties should be required to comply with federal immigration laws or be penalized by loss of state funds.

Proposition 3
Texas should prohibit governmental entities from collecting dues for labor unions through deductions from public employee paychecks.

Proposition 4
Texas and its citizens should strongly assert 10th Amendment Rights guaranteed by the US Constitution which states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

2016 Democratic Party Primary Election
FEDERAL:
President:
Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente
Star Locke
Willie L. Wilson
Hillary Clinton
Calvis L. Hawes
Bernie Sanders
Martin J. O'Malley
Keith Judd

STATE:
Railroad Commissioner:
Grady Yarbrough
Lon Burnam
Cody Garrett

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3:
Mike Westergren

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5:
Dori Contreras Garza

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9:
Savannah Robinson

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2:
Lawrence "Larry" Meyers

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5:
Betsy Johnson

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6:
Robert Burns

State Representative, District 71:
Pierce LoPachin

COUNTY:
County Attorney:
Lisa Peterson

County Chairman:
Mark Hampton

BALLOT REFERENDA
(vote for or against):
Referenda Item #1 On Economic Security & Prosperity
Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress pass an economic security and prosperity plan for families that includes higher incomes by raising the state minimum wage to a livable wage, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure equal pay for equal work, guaranteeing paid family leave to care for a new child or ill loved one, fully funding public neighborhoods schools, and making a debt-free university and community college education a reality for hardworking students?

Referenda Item #2 On a Fair Criminal Justice System
Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress pass criminal justice reform legislation that ensures equal justice throughout our society without respect to race, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or other factors unrelated to behavior, ensuring as well common sense policies to protect the rights of law enforcement officers, the community, and defendants in the criminal justice system?

Referenda Item #3 On Climate
Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress encourage the transition to renewable, non-polluting energy as a means to slow down climate change and its impact on the planet?

Referenda Item #4 On the Voting Rights Act
Should the United States Congress pass the new Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect all American voters?

Referenda Item #5 On Campus Carry
Should the Texas Legislature allow each public institution of higher education (not only private universities) to opt out of the ability to carry guns on campus?

Referenda Item #6 On Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Should the United States Congress pass a just and fair comprehensive immigration reform solution that includes an earned path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants and their children, keeps families together, protects DREAMers, and provides workforce solutions for businesses?

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