Running for County Offices

Lubbock County Officers are elected in November of even numbered years for four-year terms.

Offices to be Elected in 2022
Office Office Holder
County Clerk Kelly Pinion
County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Jason Corley
County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Chad Seay
County Judge Curtis Parrish
County Treasurer Chris Winn
Criminal District Attorney K. Sunshine Stanek
District Clerk Barbara Sucsy
District Judge, 137th Judicial District John “Trey” McClendon
District Judge, 237th Judicial District Les Hatch
District Judge, 364th Judicial District Billy Eichman
Judge, County Court at Law #1 Mark Hocker
Judge, County Court at Law #2 Drue Farmer
Judge, County Court at Law #3 Ann-Marie Carruth
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 Jim Hansen
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 Susan Rowley
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 Aurora Chaides-Hernandez
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Lance Cansino

 

Offices to be Elected in 2024
Office Office Holder
Constable, Precinct 1 Paul Hanna
Constable, Precinct 2 Jody Barnes
Constable, Precinct 3 Marina Garcia
Constable, Precinct 4 Tony Jackson
County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Terence Kovar
County Commissioner, Precinct 3 Gilbert Flores
County Tax Assessor-Collector Ronnie Keister
District Judge, 72nd Judicial District Ruben Reyes
District Judge, 99th Judicial District Phillip Hays
District Judge, 140th Judicial District Douglas Freitag
Sheriff Kelly Rowe

 

Filing in the Democratic or Republican Primary

In order to become the Republican or Democratic Party nominee for a particular county office, you must file an application for a place on the ballot with the county party chair. Applications and petition forms are available from party officials, or they may be downloaded from the Texas Secretary of State. The application, filing fee, and/or petitions must be submitted to the county party chair.

Lubbock County Democratic Party
2809 A 74th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423

Mail: P.O. Box 94035
Lubbock, TX 79493

Phone: 806-749-8683
Email: chair@lubbockdemocrats.org

Lubbock County Republican Party
Liberty Plaza
2642 34th Street
Lubbock, TX 79410

Phone: 806-797-3197
Email: office@lubbockgop.org

Filing in the Libertarian or Green Party

In order to become the Libertarian Party or Green Party nominee for a particular county office, you must file an application for nomination with the county party chair. Applications and petition forms are available from party officials, or they may be downloaded from the Texas Secretary of State. The application, filing fee, and/or petitions must be submitted to the county judge.

Libertarian Party of Texas
Email: lubbock@lptexas.org

Green Party of Texas

Filing as an Independent Candidate

You may have your name placed on the general election ballot as an independent candidate if you are not affiliated with a political party. If you vote in a party’s primary elections or participate in a party’s conventions, you thereby affiliate with the party. You must file a Declaration of Intent to Run as an Independent Candidate with the county judge.

After the primary elections (or after the primary runoff election if the office you are seeking is involved in a primary runoff election), you must then collect signatures from registered voters who support your application for a place on the general election ballot. The signers must be registered voters who have not participated in the general primary election or the runoff primary election of a party that has nominated, at either election, a candidate for the office you seek. File the application, along with petition, with the county judge.

Applications and petition forms may be downloaded from the Texas Secretary of State.

Filing as a Write-in Candidate

To become a write-in candidate in the general election, you must file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy with the county judge. The declaration must be accompanied by either a filing fee, or a nominating petition signed by the required number of qualified voters. Applications and petition forms may be downloaded from the Texas Secretary of State.

Appointment of a Treasurer and Campaign Finance Reporting

Before becoming a candidate, you are urged to contact the Texas Ethics Commission for information on campaign contribution reports, the appointment of a campaign treasurer, and personal financial statements that you may be required to file. The Commission may be reached at the following address:

Texas Ethics Commission
P.O. Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
512-463-5800

For more information, see Candidate Information.