GOP candidate forum in Burnet Thursday, Feb. 1

Republican candidates in two contested Burnet County March 6 primary races will appear at a 6:30 p.m. political forum Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson.

The event is sponsored by the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, the Burnet Bulletin and the Burnet County Republican Club, whose member will be serving cookies to guests, beginning at 6 p.m.

There are three candidates in the race for Precinct 2 Commissioner, currently held by Russell Graeter, who did not seek re-election. Candidates include, in alphabetical order by last name, Damon Beierle, Ryan Rowney and Tom Stephens.

Also contested is the race for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, currently held by Peggy Shell Simon, who also did not seek re-election. Candidates in this race include Carey Hendrick, Jane Marie Hurst and Jeff Sellers.

Local candidates running unopposed in the March 6 primary include: County District Clerk Casi Walker, County Treasurer Karrie Crownover, County Court at Law Judge Linda Bayless, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Roxanne Nelson, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Lisa Whitehead, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Debbie Bindseil, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Joe Don Dockery and Precinct 4 Constable Missy Bindseil.

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Feb. 5. Early voting in the primaries begins Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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