By Joe Reavis
Early voting in March 1 Presidential Primary elections starts Tuesday, Feb. 16, and runs through Feb. 26.
Although the presidential primary races top Democratic and Republican ballots, there are a number of other nominees to be decided for federal, state and county jobs. Plus, each party offers at least one non-binding proposition.
Ballots for both parties also may offer surprises for voters in that some presidential candidates have dropped out of races and other candidates are not familiar. Candidates signed up for the presidential primary in late 2015 and their names are not removed after they have quit the contest.
Appearing on the GOP ballot are presidential hopefuls Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, John R. Kasich, Carly Fiorini, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Gray, Rick Santorum, Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee.
Seeking the Democratic nomination for president are Keith Judd, Calvis L. Hawes, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Martin J. O’Malley, Star Locke, Bernie Sanders, Willie L. Wilson and Hillary Clinton.
Depending on where they live in Wylie, voters have a choice in one of three races for U.S. Representative. Seeking the nomination for District 3 are four Republicans, incumbent Sam Johnson, David Cornette, Keith L. Thurgood and John Calvin Slavins, and two Democrats, Michael A. Filak and Adam P. Bell.
Seeking the District 4 nomination to the U.S. House are three Republicans, incumbent John Ratcliff, Ray Hall and Lou Gigliotti, and no Democrats.
Running for District 32 in the U.S. House are five Republicans, incumbent Pete Sessions, Jeff Tokar, Cherie Myint Roughneen, Paul Brown and Russ Ramsland, and no Democrats.
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