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PA Councilman Mosely files for County seat against Sinegal


Filing for a place on March Primary election ballots has concluded with numerous contested positions from the nation’s president to local offices.

At a County level, several races are in contention including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s position and the Precinct 2 County Commissioner’s seat.

Port Arthur District 4 City Councilman Stephen A. Mosely filed late in the day Tuesday for the Commissioner’s seat. He will be challenging incumbent Michael “Shane” Sinegal. Both candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination.

At the County level, four people have already filed to run for sheriff to replace longtime Sheriff Mitch Woods including Ray Beck, a Republican; and Democrats Rod Carroll, Joe “QB” Stevenson and Zena Stephens. Woods announced earlier this year he would be retiring, and would not seek re-election.

Two District Judge positions are up for election in Jefferson County including the 60th and the 136th Judicial District.

Sitting 60th Judicial District Judge Judge Gary Sanderson, a Democrat, has not yet drawn a challenger.

For the 136th District judgeship, Democrat Baylor Wortham has filed along with Republican Dana Timaeus.

Three candidates have filed for County Court at Law No. 2 judge position. They include Democrats Jesse Branick, Terrence L. Holmes and Luke Nichols. All are from Beaumont. Branick and Holmes are running on the Democratic ticket while Nichols is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination.

Two of the four Jefferson County Commissioner’s Court positions are up for election this year.

Eddie Arnold, the incumbent, is running on the Republican ticket for Precinct 1. Also seeking the seat is Joe Evans, a Republican.

Incumbent Michael “Shane” Sinegal, a Democrat, is running for the Precinct 3 seat, and has not yet drawn a challenger.

So far incumbent Allison Nathan Getz is running unopposed for the Republican Party’s tax assessor-collector.

“Nick” Saleme, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to the Constable Precinct 1 position. He will face challenger, Earl White, for his party’s nomination.

Incumbent Christopher L. Bates at this time is running unopposed for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Constable Precinct 2.

Bryan Werner, a Republican has filed for the Constable Precinct 4 place.

Dana A. Baker, Sr., a Democrat, is running unopposed for her party’s nomination for the Constable Precinct 6 seat.

The Constable Precinct 7 position has thus far drawn one candidate, Robert “Bobby” Adams, a Republican.

Eddie Collins, a Democrat, is seeking his party’s nomination for the Constable Precinct 8 seat, and has not drawn a challenger.

Both County party chairs and precinct chairs are up for election this year.

Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Billy Oliver has indicated he will not seek re-election.

Democratic Party Chairman Sheila Sachitano is seeking re-election.

Cade Bernsen is also seeking the Democratic Party chairmanship.

At the national level, both the Democratic and Republican parties have drawn a crowded field of contenders seeking the presidental position.

Republicans vying for the spot include Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Cris Christie, Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, John R. Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz.

Democratic candidates include Bernie Sanders, Calvis L. Hawes, Hillary Clinton, Keith Judd, Martin J. O’Malley, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, and Willie L. Wilson.

Randy Weber, the Republican incumbent seeking re-election to the U.S. Representative District 14 position, is facing two challengers: Keith Casey, a Republican from Port Neches, and Democrat Challenger Michael Cole, of Beaumont. Weber is from Friendswood.

At the state level, District 4 Texas Senator Brandon Creighton has not yet drawn a challenger.

Incumbent state representatives for the area, Dade Phelan and Joe Deshotel are up for election this year.

Phelan, a Republican representing District 21, does not have a candidate filing against him.

Deshotel, District 22, a Democrat, did not had a challenger file.

Four Republicans and one Democrat are seeking their party’s nomination for the state Railroad Commissioner position.

Republican candidates include: David Porter, Gary Gates, John Greytok and Ron Hale.

The sole Democratic candidate is Grady Yarbrough.

Three Court of Criminal Appeals judge seats are up for election including Place 2, Place 5 and Place 6.

Mary Lou Keel, a Republican, is seeking the Place 2 judgeship along with Ray Wheless, also Republican.

Brent Webster and Sid Harle are running for the Republican Party’s Place 5 seat.

Michael E. Keasler is facing Richard Davis on the Republican ticket for the Place 6 judgeship.

Three State Supreme Court justices are up for election including Place 3, Place 5 and Place 9.

Debra Lehrmann and Michael Massengale have filed for the Place 3 position on the Republican ticket.

Mike Westergren is the sole candidate on the Democratic Party ticket for the Place 3 judgeship.

For the Place 3 justice seat, Dori Contreras is running without a challenger on the Democratic ticket.

Republican Paul Green is also running unopposed on his party’s ticket.

Eva Guzman has filed for the Place 9 justice. Savannah Robinson, a Democrat, is her party’s candidate for the Place 9 justice seat.

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