Election Recap: 26-Percent of Gaines County Voters Participated in March 6 Primaries

March 12, 2018

Just over 26-percent of Gaines County’s eligible registered voters made their way to the election polls last week, according to a review of election results by the Seminole Sentinel this week.

In total, 2,266 Gaines County residents had cast ballots in last Tuesday’s Democratic/Republican party primary elections, with just under 96-percent of those voters — or 2,169 Gaines County residents, voting on the Republican Party ticket.…

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Smith to Seek SH 83 Seat as Independent

March 12, 2018

A Littlefield native and 2017 graduate of Texas Tech University is looking to gather the necessary 500 signatures to place her name as an independent candidate upon the November 6 general election ballot as a candidate for Texas’ House District 83 seat.

In doing so, Lubbock resident Brittney Smith will have to gather those signatures by a June 22 deadline from other independents or registered voters within the 83rd District who did not participate in last week’s Democratic or Republican party primaries.…

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Voting Pace Picks Up, Yet Turnout Remains Low for March Primaries

February 27, 2018

The voter pace ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic/Republican party primary election process picked up over the last two days of early voting, according to a Tuesday morning polling by the Seminole Sentinel.

Through 5 p.m. on Monday, 613 Gaines County residents had cast their ballots early in the March 6 Democratic/Republican Party election process.…

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Arrington Selected to Serve on Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

February 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan selected Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) as one of only four House Republican members – and the only freshman member – to serve on the newly formed Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. This bipartisan, bicameral committee was established in the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act.…

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Belcher Announces Bid for Seminole Mayor’s Post

January 19, 2018

A Seminole businessman has formally announced his intention to seek the office of Mayor for the City of Seminole, subject to the May 5 municipal election process.

John Belcher, 51, made his announcement through a press release submitted to the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday.

City of Seminole officials confirmed on Friday Belcher had filed for the Mayor’s position earlier this week.…

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Voter Registration Deadline for March 6 Primaries Looms

January 18, 2018

Over 8,700 Local Residents Registered Thus Far

Just over two weeks remain before a February 5 voter registration deadline for participation in the March 6 Gaines County Democratic/Republican Party Primary election process, according to an election calendar provided by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.

Gaines County voters will begin the voting process with a Feb.…

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Lawmakers struggled to stay on track in Trump’s first year

December 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress.

Trump’s major accomplishments, confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and a historic tax cut, actually came with relatively little drama. But Republicans often struggled to stay on the rails, particularly with a big pratfall on health care and repeated struggles to accomplish the very basics of governing.…

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Decision 2018: Ratliff Announces County Judge’s Candidacy

December 15, 2017

A longtime resident of the Seminole community has announced his intentions to seek the office of Gaines County Judge, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election.

Troy Ratliff, owner of Ratilff Funeral Homes of Seminole, Denver City and Seagraves, announced his election intentions in a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday morning.…

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March 2018 Party Primary Filing Deadline Looms

December 8, 2017

Prospective Candidates Have Until 6 PM Monday to File

Two 11th-hour filings were confirmed to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday, as the candidate filing deadline for the March 2018 Gaines County Democratic/Republican Party primary election process looms.

Local residents wishing to seek one of 12 local and area offices up for consideration will have until 6 p.m.…

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Decision 2018: Gandy-Penner to Seek 106th District Clerk’s Post

December 8, 2017

A life-long resident of Seminole has announced her intentions to seek the 106th District Clerk’s position, subject to the 2018 Gaines County Republican Party primary election process.

Cheryl Gandy-Penner, 54, made her announcement to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday morning.

“I am very excited to announce my intent to run for election for the District Clerk of the 106th Judicial District, subject to the 2018 Republican Primary,” said Gandy-Penner in a press release.…

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