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Candidate Information (Informacion de Candidato)

Qualifications for Office

Public Office Sought in 2010

Garza County & 106th Judicial District

U.S. Citizen

Texas
Resident

District
Resident

Registered
to Vote
in Texas

Age

Practicing
Lawyer or
Judge

Source

Term of Office

Filing Fee*

District Judge

Yes

2 yrs.b

2 yrs.b

-

25 d

4 yrs. b

V 7,   24.001

4 yrs.

$1500

w/ state

County Judge

 

Yes

12 mo.c

6 mo.c

-

18d

not req’d

V 15

4 yrs.

$750

District & County Clerk

Yes

12 mo.c

6 mo.c

-

18 d

-

V 20

4 yrs.

$750

County Treasurer

Yes

12 mo.c

6 mo.c

-

18 d

-

XVI 44

4 yrs.

$750

County Commissioner

Yes

12 mo.c

6 mo.c

-

18 d

-

V 18

4 yrs.

$750

Justice of the Peace

Yes

12 mo.c

6 mo.c

-

18 d

-

V 18

4 yrs.

$375

a.     No duration specified.

b.     Before date of general election.

c.     Before January 4, 2010, if candidate for Democratic or Republican Party Nomination. Before March 13, 2010, if other party nominee for precinct, county, or single-county district office. Before March 20, 2010, if other party nominee for multi-county district office. Before June 12, 2010, if other party nominee for statewide office. Before May 13, 2010, if independent candidate. Before November 2, 2010, if write-in candidate.

d.     On first day of term to be filled at election.

e.     Citations refer to article and section number of the U.S. Const. for U.S. Rep.; section number of the Tex. Educ. Code Ann. for Member, State Board of Education; section number of the civil statues for Railroad Commissioner; section number of the Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. for district and county attorney; and district and criminal district judge; and article and section number of the Tex. Const. for all others. Also see 141.001 of the Tex. Elec. Code Ann.

f.      Statutory qualifications may vary; contact your local party chair or the Secretary of State.

(*)  A petition with a certain number of signatures of registered voters may be submitted in lieu of the filing fee.  Check with the County Clerk.

Special Note 1: Please be advised that due to the removal of the staggering schedule from Article XVI, Section 65 of the Texas Constitution, there are various local offices which may have been created by your county commissioners court but are not listed in this guide. For further information on filing for county office not listed, please contact the county clerk’s office or the office of the Secretary of State.

Special Note 2: Please be advised that executive and judicial officers elected in a statewide election, state appellate and district judges, members of the State Board of Education, and district or criminal district attorneys (among others) are subject to the provisions of Chapter 572 of the Texas Government Code Ann., which relates to personal financial disclosure, standards of conduct, and conflicts of interest issues. For further information on the applicability and requirements of Chapter 572, candidates should contact the Texas Ethics Commission.

 

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March 2, 2010 Primary Elections

Elections (Elecciones)

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