2018 VZC Primary Election Filling Report

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The following is a list of what offices are open for election during the 2018 VZC Primary Election.

The filing period for candidates interested in running for office in the Van Zandt County Primary election opened Nov. 13 and will run through Dec. 11. All offices open for election have a four-year term limit.


VZC offices open for election are:


County Clerk

Held by: Pamela Pearman

Filed: Elsa Smith and Susan Strickland


VZC Commissioner Pct. 2.

Held by: Virgil Melton Jr.

Filed: Ronnie Jones


VZC Commissioner Pct. 4

Held by: Tim West

Filed: None.


VZC County Court at Law

Held by: Judge Randal L. McDonald

Filed: Joshua Wintters


VZC County Judge

Held by: Judge Don Kirkpatrick

Filed: None.


County Treasurer

Held by: Teri Pruitt

Filed: Regina ‘Gina’ Cantrell


VZC Criminal District Attorney

Held by: Chris Martin

Filed: Tonda L. Curry and Thomas H. “Heath” Chamness


District Clerk

Held by: Karen Wilson

Filed: None.


VZC District Judge

Held by: Judge Teresa Drum. (Judge Drum has announced that she will not file for re-election.)

Filed: None.


Justice of the Peace Pct. 1

Held by: Judge Pam Harvath

Filed: Wade McMillan and Nicholas “Nick” Haley


Justice of the Peace Pct. 2

Held by: Sandra Plaster, filling the unexpired term of Ronnie Daniell

Filed: Sandra Plaster


Justice of the Peace Pct. 3

Held by: Judge Herbert Dunn

Filed: None.


Justice of the Peace Pct. 4

Held by: Judge Scott Shinn

Filed: None.


Van Zandt Newspapers will provide an updated listing of candidates who have filed for office until Dec. 11.