Williamson County races with Democrats on the ballot in 2014

Senate District 5:
Joel Shapiro – Democrat
Charles Schwertner (i) – Republican

Shapiro looks to be another candidate inspired to run by Wendy Davis.  Definitely a tough race against a well funded Republican incumbent, in a GOP drawn district.

House District 20:
Steve Wyman – Democrat
Marsha Farney (i) – Republican

Wyman is a perennial candidate.  Another uphill struggle in a GOP drawn district.

House District 52:
Chris Osborn – Democrat
Irene Johnson – Libertarian
Lillian Simmons – Libertarian
Larry Gonzales (i) – Republican

Osborn is a former member of the Taylor City Council.  This was a swing district (Democrat Diana Maldonado won here in 2008), is it still?  Also, with a Libertarian in the race they could take 3 – 5% of the vote.

House District 136:
John Bucy – Democrat
Tony Dale (i) – Republican

Bucy is a first time candidate, but already seems to be running and working hard.  This may be one to watch, 136 is a district where a hard working Democrat could have a chance.

County Judge:
Michael  Custer – Democrat
Dan A. Gattis (i) – Republican

Custer is a first time candidate.  Running against and entrenched establishment Republican is a tall order.

County Commissioner, Precinct 2:
Eddie B. Hurst – Democrat
Michael Sorenson – Republican
Cynthia Long (i) – Republican

Hurst has run for Mayor and City Council in Cedar Park previously.  Long has a primary challenge.

County Commissioner, Precinct 4:
Tom Mowdy – Democrat
Rick Guzman – Republican
Ron Morrison (i) – Republican

Mowdy ran for Taylor City Council in 2013.  Morrison is also facing a primary challenge.   Many have thought in the past that Precinct 4 is winnable for a Democrat.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1:
Nick Lealos – Democrat
Dain Johnson (i) – Republican

Lealos is a first time candidate.  A local attorney running in what has been a Democratic friendly precinct in the past.

Thanks to all these candidates for stepping up and running for office.

This is a very good list of candidates for Democrats in Williamson County.  It’s good to see so many Democratic candidates running for office in these local races. With the new organizing efforts, and these candidates, maybe Democrats can pull some surprises in Williamson County in 2014.  Either way, we will get a good idea of how some of these districts have changed in the last several years.

But the only way to pull off some surprises, is with a lot of hard work over the next 20 plus moths.  So let’s get to work.  Good luck to all the candidates and their campaigns.

Find the complete list by county here.

Kuff, Final filings: We have a statewide Democrat and More primary thoughts , and PDiddie, The 2014 Democratic statewide ballot, have more on statewide filing news.

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