There will be at least two local contested races in next March’s Republican primary.

Incumbent John Brieden filed Tuesday for re-election as county judge, joining businessman John Durrenberger, who filed earlier for that seat.

The Precinct Two county commissioner seat that is up for election has also drawn two opponents. Incumbent Luther Hueske and Candice Bullock have filed for that seat.

Also filing were Beth Rothermel, the incumbent county clerk; and Peggy Kramer, incumbent county treasurer.

Joy Fuchs, incumbent Precinct Four county commissioner, is also expected to file for re-election.

Eric Berg, who had previously announced he would seek re-election as county court at law judge, officially filed Tuesday.

Other incumbents who have announced they will seek re-election are the four justices of the peace — Douglas Zwiener, Precinct One; Douglas Cone, Precinct Two; Ken Tofel, Precinct Three; and Bill Kendall, Precinct Four.

H.C. “Buddy” Riddle has filed for the Precinct Four constable position.

The filing deadline for party primaries is Dec. 11.

George Dillingham, Washington County Democratic Party chairman, said no candidates have filed so far in that party’s primaries.

Anyone interested in running should contact him at 830-1974 as soon as possible.

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