Three county wide posts will be on the upcoming Wharton County Republican ballot with several more precinct specific offices contested.

No Democrats have filed for local offices, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.

Both the sheriff and district attorney races will be contested in the Republican Primary.

Attorney John Maher is challenging incumbent DA Dawn Allison and Robert Macek Jr. faces off against incumbent Sheriff Shannon Srubar.

Three seek the tax assessor-collector’s post that Grace Utley will vacate at the end of her term. Previous county judge hopeful Sarah Hudgins faces Cindy Hernandez and Jessica Schulze.

In Precinct 3, incumbent commissioner Steven Goetsch will face challenges from Matt Lutringer and Rudy C. Ochoa.

Bill Joines faces off against incumbent Richard Zahn for the Precinct 1 commissioner post and three – Tim Arriaga, William (Bill) Copeland and Carlos Ortiz) vie for the constable’s job.

Two political newcomers – Billy (Bubba) Broesche and Johnnie Heimann Jr. – seek the Precinct 2 commissioner spot.

Unopposed in the upcoming primary and the subsequent November General Election are: County Attorney Trey Maffett, Precinct 2 Constable John Szymanski, Precinct 3 Constable Robert Holder and Precinct 4 Constable Shawn Ferguson.

Candidates will draw for ballot position next Wednesday.

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