Primary task: Vote Tuesday

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014 | By Brian Knox

After months of campaign pitches, candidates will now hear from the voters.

Election day for the Democratic and Republican primaries is Tuesday. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (See below for polling locations.) Be sure to note that Precincts 2-7 and 2-8 will vote at a new location this year: Assumption Catholic Church, 1305 S. Deer Park in Decatur. Also, be sure to bring a photo identification.

Early voting ended Friday with a total of 2,311 ballots cast. That is up from the 1,869 early votes from the primary elections four years ago. This year’s total includes 2,156 votes in the local Republican primary and 155 votes in the local Democratic primary.

Local candidates on the Democratic primary ballot include the following:

County judge – James “Jim” Stegall

Precinct 4 commissioner – Kristina Kemp

Local candidates on the Republican primary ballot include the following:

District judge – John Fostel

County judge – Kyle Stephens, J.D. Clark and Keith McComis

County Court-at-Law No. 1 judge – Melton Cude

District clerk – Brenda Starnes Rowe and Callie Watts Manning

County clerk – Sherry Coursey Lemon

County treasurer – Katherine Canova Hudson and Daniel E. Rivas

Precinct 2 commissioner – Kevin Burns

Precinct 4 commissioner – Terry Ross, Gaylord Kennedy and David Stewart

Precinct 1 justice of the peace – Jan Morrow and Josh Reynolds

Precinct 2 justice of the peace - Terri Lynn Johnson

Precinct 3 justice of the peace – Mandy Hopkins Hays

Precinct 4 justice of the peace – Clay Poynor and Teresa Marney Graves

Other contested races include U.S. senator, District 13 U.S. representative, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, commissioner of the General Land Office, commissioner of agriculture, railroad commissioner, Supreme Court chief justice, Places 6 and 8 on the Supreme Court and Places 3, 4 and 9 on the Court of Criminal Appeals.

The Wise County Messenger will hold an election-night watch party beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Messenger office located at 115 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. The public and candidates are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Results will be posted as they are available at WCMessenger.com, and full coverage of Tuesday’s election will be featured in the midweek Messenger on newsstands Wednesday.

POLLING LOCATIONS

PRECINCT 1-1
Decatur City Hall
201 East Walnut St., Decatur

PRECINCT 1-2
Ag Extension Building
206 S. State St., Decatur

PRECINCT 1-3
First Baptist Church
119 CR 2822, Slidell

PRECINCT 1-4
Masonic Lodge, 1st floor
147 CR 2640, Greenwood

PRECINCT 1-5
East Wise Fire Hall
107 CR 4421, Blewett

PRECINCT 1-6
New Fairview Community Center
Farm Road 407 E., New Fairview

PRECINCT 2-7
Assumption Catholic Church
1305 S. Deer Park, Decatur

PRECINCT 2-8
Assumption Catholic Church
1305 S. Deer Park, Decatur

PRECINCT 2-9
Alvord City Hall
215 W. Elm, Alvord

PRECINCT 2-10
Victory Baptist Church
4346 Texas 101 N., Sunset

PRECINCT 2-11
Crafton Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall
2590 FM 2127, Crafton

PRECINCT 2-12
Chico Public Library
106 W. Jacksboro, Chico

PRECINCT 4-13
Bridgeport High School
One Maroon Drive, Bridgeport

PRECINCT 4-14
Lions Hall
1107 8th St., Bridgeport

PRECINCT 4-15
Norma Coble Civic Center
51 Runaway Bay Dr., Runaway Bay

PRECINCT 4-16
Boonsville Community Center
West on Farm Road 920 off County Road 3743, Boonsville

PRECINCT 4-17
First United Methodist Church
Activity Center
302 S. Oak, Paradise

PRECINCT 2-18
Bridgeport Recreation Center
1102 Lawdwin, Bridgeport

PRECINCT 2-19
Lake Bridgeport Fire Hall
301 S. Main St., Lake Bridgeport

PRECINCT 3-20
Cottondale Community Center
161 CR 3571 off Farm Road 2123, Cottondale

PRECINCT 1-22
Ag Extension Building
206 S. State St., Decatur

PRECINCT 3-23
Boyd Community Center
420 E. Morton Ave., Boyd

PRECINCT 3-24
Newark Fire Hall
406 Hudson St., Newark

PRECINCT 3-25
Boyd Community Center
420 E. Morton Ave., Boyd

PRECINCT 3-27
Boyd Community Center
420 E. Morton Ave., Boyd

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