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December 8, 2013

Filing period for March Primary elections ends Monday

ORANGE — The filing deadline for the March 2014 Primary elections is almost here and several races will get a lot of attention.

The filing deadline for the March Primary elections is at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9. People interested in running for office must file an application for candidacy with the respective party leaders in Orange County, as well as a treasurer’s report with the Orange County Election Administration.

The March 2014 elections will have several big races in Orange County, especially the race for County Judge as incumbent Carl Thibodeaux has opted to retire and will step down after 20 years in office and the end of his current term.

Owen Burton, the Orange County Commissioner for Precinct 2, has announced we will also step down at the end of his current term. Burton has served as commissioner since 2003.

“I believe we have an excellent ballot of candidates,” said Deborah Mitchell, Orange County Democratic Chairperson. “I’m very excited to have three incumbents and ecstatic to have Gail Shaw Barnett added to our ballot. I feel our candidates will be an asset to our county.”

The Orange County Republican Party will have multiple contested races this March, especially the seats for Orange County Judge and Orange County Commissioner for Precinct 2 as each race has four candidates seeking the party’s place on the November 2014 ballot.

“We’re excited about the number of candidates and the interest level of people who are wanting to run with the Republican Party,” said Zach Johnson, Orange County Republican Party Chairperson. “We are looking forward to working with all of the candidates.”

People interested in running for office with the Orange County Republican Party may contact Zach Johnson at 409-594-0525. Those interested in filing with the Orange County Democratic Party may contact Deborah Mitchell at 409-779-1744.

Here is the list of filings through Friday, Dec. 6.

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