Candidates file for Quay County elections

QCS Staff

QCS Photo:Steve Hansen Chief Deputy Clerk Ellen White, left, waits for County Clerk Veronica Mares to draw a card for absent county commissioner candidates Tuesday in order to determine ballot order.

QCS Photo:Steve Hansen
Chief Deputy Clerk Ellen White, left, waits for County Clerk Veronica Mares to draw a card for absent county commissioner candidates Tuesday in order to determine ballot order.

Eight candidates made Quay County Sheriff the most popular position for which candidates filed for the June 3 primary election on Tuesday.

Incumbent Sheriff Joe Schallert is not running. Six Democrats and two Republicans filed to be on the ballot in the sheriff’s primary.

In the only other contested race, two Republicans filed for the District 3 County Commission seat now held by Brad Bryant of San Jon.

Single candidates filed for the positions of county assessor, probate judge and magistrate judge.

Only two incumbents are seeking to retain their seats: Nelda Burson, probate judge, and David Joel Garnett, magistrate judge. Neither candidate is facing a primary challenge.

In ballot order, here are the candidates for county positions in the June 3 primary:

 

District 3 Commissioner

Republican

Franklin D. McCasland

Warren E. Carter

 

Assessor

Republican

Vic Baum

 

Sheriff

Democratic

Frankie J. Gutierrez

Nathan S. Wallace

Dennis W. Smart

Lane Bradley

Larry Cooksey

Charles B. Gates

 

Republican

Russell D. Shafer

Juan I. Barreras

 

Probate Judge

Democratic

Nelda A. Burson (incumbent)

 

Magistrate Judge

Democratic

David Joel Garnett (incumbent)

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