County candidates begin to emerge for 2014
May 05, 2013 | 1835 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Less than midway through 2013, three prospective candidates for Upshur County elective office in 2014 have filed documents with the County Clerk’s Office listing their campaign treasurers, Deputy County Clerk Greg Dodson said Thursday.

They include former county Information Services Department head Karmen Kelley, who listed herself as her treasurer in running for the Pct. 4 County Commissioner post now held by Mike Spencer; Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter, who listed his wife Debbie Potter as his treasurer in his potential bid for reelection; and Kathryn Wilson, who listed herself as her treasurer in a possible race for the District Clerk post now held by Carolyn Parrott.

Commissioners Court’s decision to replace Mrs. Kelley’s office with an outside vendor late last year was quit controverial at the time.

The documents don’t show what political party, if any, the potential candidates belong to, but signal an “intent” to run, Dodson said.

Candidates must file a designated campaign treasurer before receiving campaign contributions or spending money on their campaigns, he added.

Dodson said the Texas Secretary of State’s Office has not yet announced what day the Democratic and Republican primaries will be held in 2014.
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