LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Candidates are already throwing their names into the hats for the primary races in Angelina County.
There appears to be at least two contested races in the commissioners court, as two candidates are running for the open position in Precinct 1 and the incumbent in Precinct 4 has at least one opponent.
The incumbent commission in Precinct 4, Scott Cooper, said he will file the paperwork to run for re-election on Tuesday. So far, Bobby Cheshire has signed up to face Cooper in the Republican primary.
In Precinct 1, Kyle Looney and Greg Harrison have signed up in the Republican primary. Harrison is the brother of Rick Harrison, who died while in office. The position is currently held in the interim by Steve Allen.
In Precinct 2, Kenneth Timmons is running for re-election in the Democratic primary.
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 incumbent Esther Barger has signed up for re-election.
Lufkin attorney Todd Kassaw is running as a Republican for County-Court-at-Law #1, a position which Bob Inselmann is vacating, according to Bob Flournoy, the Republican Party chair for Angelina County.
Another Lufkin attorney, Joe Lee Register, has not officially signed up, but states on his website that he will be running for the same position.