3 incumbents file for City Council positions
Monday, 05 March 2012 by Berneta Peeples
Belton Mayor Jim Covington and City Council Members Marion Grayson and John Agan have filed for re-election in the May 12 City of Belton general election.
Filing deadline for a place for any city, county, state or national position on the ballot is 5 p.m. March 5 at Belton City Hall. For election information contact City Clerk Connie Torres, at the City Hall or call (254) 933-5818.
Covington resigned as mayor protem to run for mayor in the first city election for mayor in 2006. He was unopposed for election as Belton's first mayor in a general election.
Marion Grayson and John Agan were both elected to the city council in 2006. Mrs. Grayson is currently mayor protem. Agan, Grayson and Covington have been unopposed for re-election since 2006.
Meanwhile, on the Bell County political front, there are four candidates for sheriff and four who want to be commissioner of Precinct 3. This stems from the retirement of Dan Smith who has been Bell County sheriff for 20 years. Eddie Lange, commissioner of Precinct 3, has filed for sheriff, opening that position to four candidates.
To date there are two candidates for constable for Precnct 1 and for constable Precinct 3. Precincts 1 and 3 positions are up for election in 2012.
Sheriff candidates are Luis Cortese, Belton; Bob Patterson, Belton; Eddy Lange, Heidenheimer; and Keith Lee, Belton. Precinct 3 candidates are Bill Schmann, Troy; Marty Janczak, Temple; Milton Lantz, Temple; Clarence (C.J.), Wade,Temple.
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, David Barfield, Rogers. JP Pct. 4, P1 1, Temple.
Constable Precinct 1 candidates are Linny McCall of Belton and Elino Alvarado of Temple.
State and national candidats are: Jimmie Don Aycock, Killeen, State Rep. Dist. 54. Kim Alaniz and Ralph Sheffield, Temple, State Rep. Dist. 55.
John Gaunt and Paul LePak, Temple, Judge 27th Judicial District Court.
Jack Jones, Mary Black Pearson, Brett Pritchard, all of Temple, Judge 146th District Court. Fancy Jezek, Temple, Judge, 426 District Court.
Unopposed for re-election are: Henry Garza, Temple, District Attorney 27th Judicial District. Sharon Long, Belton, tax assessor-collector; Richard Cortese,
Little River, commissioner Percinct 1; David Barfield, Rogers, justice of the peace Precinct 1; Garland Potvin, Killeen, justice of the Precinct 4; Gordy McGuire, Salado, constable Precinct 2; Roger
Laird, Salado, constable Precinct 2; Thomas Prado, Temple, constable Precinct 3; Edd Melton III, Killeen, constable, Precinct 4.