2014-02-19 / Front Page

Early voting under way for March primaries

BY TONY VINDELL
Reporter

Early voting for the Democratic and Republican Party primaries began Tuesday and will continue through Feb. 28.

A total of 299 votes were cast by the end of Tuesday and that was described by the county elections administrator, Hugo Leyva, as good for the first day of the 10-day early voting period.

There are several contested races at stake on March 4.

They are between Aurelio “Keter” Guerra, who is running against County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr., while seven people are trying to unseat Commissioners Noe Loya and Dora Perez.

Loya is being challenged by Juan Posas Jr., Richard Flores III, Manuel Tijerina and Oscar de Luna, while Perez has three opponents - Edward “Eddie” Gonzales, David Garcia and Mario Flores.

Other contested races are for county clerk and county treasurer.

Incumbents Terri Flores and Ruben Cavazos are being opposed by Frances Zamorano-Najera and Ninfa Zamora, respectively.

Irma Cantu Hulen is running against George Solis, the incumbent, for justice of the peace in Precinct 2, while Rudy Cantu is facing Michael Cantu and Robert Solis, for justice of the peace in Precinct 5.

Gilbert Lozano is running unopposed for district clerk, so is Juan Silva L. Silva Jr., for justice of the peace in Precinct 3, and Yezenia Rosas for Justice of the peace in Precinct 1.

Alberto Oviedo Jr. is running for the unexpired term of constable in Precinct 1.

Juan Salinas Jr. has no opponent for justice of the peace in Precinct 4.

Early voters will casting their ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.through Friday, Feb. 21 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this coming Saturday, Feb. 22, and from Monday Feb. 24 through Feb. 28.

In the Republican Primary , Steve Million is running unopposed for commissioner in Precinct 2.

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