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GOP races shape up - 7 Libertarians, 1 Democrat file

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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS – In Ellis County, March 2 is the election.

With the 2008 presidential race garnering 70 percent of the GOP vote, only one Democrat filed by the Jan. 4 deadline.

The rest of Ellis County will see a slew of Republicans and a record number of Libertarian Party candidates.

Libertarians compete in conventions on March 13 and 20, but Republicans after March 2 will face general election competition from third party candidates.

The list of candidates as of Monday’s deadline are as follows:

County Judge


Carol Bush (I); Kelly Kovar


Brandy Lemmon Owen

County Commissioner

Precinct 2


Bill Dodson (I)

Daryl Ray Spence

County Commissioner Precinct 4

Republican Ron Brown (I)

Rodney Pat Ramsey

Homer Sandling Jr.
Justice of the Peace

Precinct 1

Republican Bill Woody (I)

Terri Delgado Banard

Justice of the Peace

Precinct 2


Jackie Miller Jr. (I)

Amy Sierra

Justice of the Peace

Precinct 3


Curtis Polk (I)

Justice of the Peace

Precinct 4


Bill Vansyckle

Steve Burnett

Vicki Massey

Steve Eagan

County Treasurer


Judy Burden (I); Cheryl Chambers
Democrat -
Libertarian Patrick H. Owen

County Clerk

Republican Cindy Polley (I); Lacreetia Gail Abbey
Democrat -
Libertarian Kellie Robinson

District Clerk

Republican Melanie Price Reed (I)
Democrat -
Libertarian Shannon Hunter

40th District Court

Republican Bob Carroll; Dan Gus; Ron Wilkinson; Cindy Ermatinger
Democrat -
Libertarian -

Court at Law No. 1

Republican Greg Wilhelm (I); James "Jim" Chapman
Democrat -
Libertarian -

Court at Law No. 2

Republican A. Gene Calvert Jr. (I)
Democrat -
Libertarian -

State Representative District 10

Republican Jim Pitts (I)
Democrat -
Libertarian -

State Senator District 22

Republican Kip Averitt (I); Darren Yancy
Democrat -
Libertarian Ben Faulkner; Tim Ballard

U.S. Congress District 6

Republican Joe Barton (I)
Democrat David Cozad
Libertarian Byron Severns

The full list of statewide, federal candidates and Dallas County candidates can be found at ECPElections.com.

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