Decision 2018: 5 Local Candidates Officially File for March Primaries

November 14, 2017

The official start of the 2018 political season is off to a brisk pace, as five Gaines County Republicans officially filed their respective political intentions.

In a mid-week polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel on Tuesday morning, Gaines County Republican Party leaders confirmed the following candidates filings: Tom Keyes, Gaines County Judge; Calvin Sellers, Gaines Co.…

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Decision 2018: Clark Opts Not to Seek Re-Election to JP 1 Office

November 9, 2017

A veteran Gaines County elected official confirmed with the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday she would not be seeking re-election to her position in 2018.
The Hon. Tammy Clark, Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, made the announcement through a press release issued to the newspaper publication, stating she plans to end her political service at the end of her term on Dec.…

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Decision 2018: Taylor Announces Bid for JP 2 Position

November 9, 2017

A longtime Seagraves businessman is planning to seek election to the Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 position, subject to this coming March’s party primary election process.

In an announcement provided to the Seminole Sentinel on Wednesday, Seagraves resident Ricky Taylor announced his intention to the seek the Justice of the Peace, Pct.…

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Gaines, Like Texas, Experiences Low Voter Turnout in Constitutional Election

November 9, 2017

Just 3.8-percent of Gaines County’s eligible registered voters participated in last Tuesday’s Texas Constitutional Amendment election process.

A tiny sliver of Gaines’ 55.56-percent voter turnout in the November 2016 presidential election process, which celebrated its one-year anniversary on Wednesday of this past week.

Gaines County Election Administrator Patricia Roberson headed into this past Tuesday’s election process preparing for a low voter turnout, but remaining hopeful local voters would make their way to the county’s election polls in conversations held with the Seminole Sentinel prior to Tuesday.…

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Decision 2018: Taylor Announces Re-Election Bid for 106th Clerk’s Post

November 6, 2017

A Gaines County elected official will seek election to a second term of office subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election process, according to a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Monday.

Sharon Taylor, who is the current 106th District Clerk for the 106th Judicial District’s Gaines County office, issued the announcement ahead of Saturday’s official start to the 2018 election cycle’s filing period.…

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Decision 2018: Official Filing for March Primaries Begins Saturday

November 6, 2017

A slate of 12 local and area offices will be up for consideration in the 2018 election process, as the first official day for candidates to file their election intentions with their respective political party officials begins on Saturday.

Texas’ official filing period for the March 2018 party primary election process will continue through Monday, Dec.…

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Decision 2018: Sellers to Seek 2nd Term at Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2

October 27, 2017

A long time Gaines County resident, Calvin Sellers, has announced his intentions to seek re-election to the Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 position, per a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday.

Sellers filed his intentions with the Gaines County Republican Party, and will be subject to election in the upcoming March 2018 party primary.…

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Decision 2018: Murphree to Seek District Clerk’s Office

October 26, 2017

An 11-year veteran employee of Gaines County has announced her intentions to seek election to the 106th District Clerk’s Office within Gaines County, according to a release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday.

Susan Murphree of Seminole, stated she would be seeking election to the District Clerk’s Office, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party Primary election process.…

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Supreme Court puts redrawing of Texas political maps on hold

September 13, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a serious setback to those hoping Texas would see new congressional and House district maps ahead of the 2018 elections.  

In separate orders issued Tuesday, the high court blocked two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of those maps where lawmakers were found to have discriminated against voters of color.…

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Federal court says Texas can use new voter ID law for November elections

September 7, 2017

The state of Texas can use its revised voter ID measure for the 2018 November elections, a divided federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.  

The 2-1 decision, first reported by Politico Tuesday night, came from a panel of three federal judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans — and it marks the latest in a series of winding legal battles on whether the state has intentionally discriminated against black and Latino voters through its original voter ID law passed in 2011

In August, U.S.…

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