Six p.m. Dec. 9 was the deadline for people to file for candidacy in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election.
Montgomery County Republican Party Chair Dr. Wally Wilkerson, who will be retiring as Chairman in June of next year, said out of the 100 voting precincts in the County, eight do not have candidates for Precinct Chair.
Wilkerson is retiring after serving as the Republican Party Chair since 1964. Wilkerson talked about how things have changed in the County over the last 55 years.
“You can’t believe how it’s changed. When I came here as a young doctor in 1958, the population in Montgomery County was about 21,000, and I was the ninth doctor in the whole County,” said Wilkerson. There were 18 voting precincts, and now we have 100, and the County was totally controlled by the Democrat party.”
Here is the list of Republican Candidates who have filed for candidacy in the March 2020 Primary Election (courtesy of the Montgomery County Republican Party website)
State Representative District 15
State Representative District 16
Judge 9th District
Judge 435th District
Judge 457th District
Robert “Bobby” Kasprzak
Judge 418th District
Judge 410th District
Jennifer James Robin
Judge County Court at Law 5
Keith Mills Stewart
County Tax Assessor-Collector
County Commissioner Precinct 1
County Commissioner Precinct 3
Constable Precinct 1
Constable Precinct 2
Constable Precinct 3
Constable Precinct 4
Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden
Constable Precinct 5
To see the list of candidates filing for Republican Party Chair and Precinct Chairs, log onto:
Montgomery County Democratic Party Chair Marc Meyer talked about the local democratic candidates who filed for the March 2020 Primary.
“Mike Midler is going to be running for County Commissioner Precinct 1. He ran for House District 16 in 2018, said Meyer. Lorena Perez McGill is running again for State House District 15;she ran in 2018. Maher Husseini is running for Sheriff, and Lorie Breitmeyer Jones is running for County Commissioner Precinct 3. She’s our current Deputy Chair of the Democratic Party here in Montgomery County.”
Meyer himself filed for candidacy for 457th District Judge.
Meyer talked about other Democratic candidates who filed for the March Primary.
“Martin Shupp is running for State House District 3, and that includes a belt across the middle of Montgomery County and all of Waller County. He has to file with the state, that’s why he didn’t file here,” said Meyer. Then, State Senate District 4, Jay Stittleburg, who ran for County Judge in 2018 and now he’s running for Senate District 4. For Congressional District 8, there are actually two candidates; Laura Jones who is the Chair in San Jacinto County and Elizabeth Hernandez.”
Meyer said Hernandez’s name appeared on the Secretary of State’s website, and he tried to track down more information down about her, but hasn’t been able to at this time.
Meyer said Sharon Berry, out of Houston County, is running for State Board of Education, District 8.
“That district actually covers all the way down into Harris County, and catches all of Montgomery County for the State Board of Education.”