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Contested races develop in tow counties

More candidates have fled for elected office in Hockley and Cochran  counties, and Monday, Dec. 14, is the deadline for filing.

Hockley County
A two-way contest is garnering interest in the sheriffís election.

Incumbent R.C. Cheek is seeking a second term in office. He faces a challenge from a former employee, Ray Scifres.

A race has developed in the Pct. 1 county commissionerís election.

Incumbent Curtis Thrash has pickedup a challenger: Jackie Howell Ellison.

J.L. ‘Whitey’ Barnett, who serves voters in Precinct 3, has no opponent so far in his re-election bid.

Tax Assessor-Collector Debbie Bramlett is running for a new four-year 
term. She has no opponent.

District Attorney Christopher Dennis is running for a new four-year term.

Two men are running for the position of Precinct 2 constable.

They are former sheriffís deputy Kevin Elmore and former chief juvenile probation officer Robert Dalton.

Precinct 5 Constable Michael L. Scott filed as a candidate.

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