Filing for Jefferson County Primary ends; see the list

Published 12:20 am Thursday, December 14, 2023

Filings in Jefferson County for the March Primary ended with a number of contested races in the Republican and Democrat parties.

Early voting for the Primary election is from Feb. 20 to March 1.

Primary Election Day is March 5.

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The upcoming Primary is only for the two main parties, Republican and Democratic.

Candidates can have their name placed on the general election ballot if they are not affiliated with a political party, according to the Texas Secretary of State.

The Green and Libertarian candidates nominate candidates via convention.

The winners from each party’s Primary will be placed on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.


On the Republican side, there is one contested race, county commissioner.

A list of candidates vying for a spot on the Jefferson County Republican Primary ballot:

  • Jefferson County Sheriff: Steven Broussard
  • Jefferson County-County Tax Assessor: Kate Carroll
  • Jefferson County Commissioner Precinct 1: incumbent Vernon Pierce, Brandon Willis
  • Jefferson County Constable Precinct 4: incumbent Bryan Werner
  • Jefferson County Constable Precinct 7:imcumbent Robert “Bobby” Adams


On the Democrat side, there are contested races for sheriff, county chair, constable, justice of the peace and precinct chairs.

A list of candidates vying for a spot on the Jefferson County Democratic Primary ballot:

  • Jefferson County Sheriff: incumbent Zena Annette Stephens and Shanter R. Norman
  • Jefferson County Democratic Chair: Joseph Trahan, Alfred Dean
  • Jefferson County Commissioner Precinct 3: Michael Shane Sinegal
  • Tax Assessor-Collector: RaShawn Webb-Locke
  • Constable Precinct 1: Jevonne Smith Pollard, Donald Ray Jackson
  • Constable Precinct 6: Lawrence Gobert, Everett Demon Cormier, Sr.
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1: incumbent Naomi Eugenia Doyle, Pamela Terry Haynes
  • Precinct 2 Chair: 2 Gurrnett Carrier, Ron Mathis
  • Precinct 5 Chair: Tasha Cole, Abria Gordon
  • Precinct 21 Chair: Kimberly Gobert, Isaih Pickens
  • Precinct 22 Chair: Willette Samuel, Wilmeretta Lowe
  • Precinct 68 Chair: Jodera Deal-Richardson, Beverly Hatcher
  • Precinct 87: Chair: Irmalyn Thomas, Dalana Bennett,
  • Precinct 88 Chair: Joy Terrell, Sylvia Johnson