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Meetings and Events are open to all Republicans, Conservatives and those still on the fence.  We welcome you!  You never know who you will see there!  Meetings are the first Monday of the month unless noted in Calendar.  They usually begin at 6:30 pm.  and are normally in the Board Room at Faith Community Hospital.  Candidates and elected officials are always welcome to speak.

Setting the Bar...

Candidate Filing Begins Nov. 9 and other info

November 3, 2019

A CEC meeting will be held at 6:00 pm to discuss Election matters, after which we will discuss candidate information, requirements, offices on the ballot, how to apply, etc.

There will be applications for a place on the Republican Ballot available for County candidates, Precinct Chair and County Chair candidates.  They are available to download on our website.

Filing for Precinct Chairs opened Sept. 10.  The filing period for all other candidates begins Nov. 9 and all filing periods end Dec. 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM sharp. 


Applications must be notarized before they can be turned into the Chair, accompanied by a check for the appropriate filing fee (if required) or required signatures in lieu of filing fee.  Please note that before you may file, you MUST file with the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC).  Bring a copy of the filing with you to file for a place on the ballot.  

You will have to contact Chairwoman Van Baale for an appointment to file your application, by calling 940-507-0707 or emailing  You may also, mail it and all required documents and filing fee to PO Box 876, Jacksboro, TX  76458. 

Be sure your filing fee check will clear your bank.  If it does not clear and the filing period is over, you may not re-file.   If you arrive after the 6:00 PM deadline on Dec. 9, you may not file, even if you are standing at the door when it locks at 6:00 PM.  File early to avoid these scenarios.  If you choose not to run after you have filed, your filing fee is not returnable. 


Come to our meetings Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 if you need more information.  After you file, you may speak at any of our meetings before the Primary.  You may call Ms. Van Baale with questions, as well.


God Bless Texas!


Explanatory Statements for the November 5, 2019 Constitutional Amendment Election (Sec. of State)

October 7, 2019

Proposition Number 1 (HJR 72)


HJR 72 proposes a constitutional amendment permitting an elected municipal judge to serve as a municipal judge in more than one municipality at the same time. Unlike an appointed municipal judge, an elected municipal judge may not concurrently hold another municipal judge office. This amendment would allow an elected municipal judge to serve as a municipal judge in more than one municipality at the same time, in the same manner as appointed municipal judges.


The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

Proposition Number 2 (SJR 79)


SJR 79 proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to issue additional general obligation bonds, in an amount that does not exceed $200 million, for the economically distressed areas program. These bonds can only be used to provide financing for the development of water supply and sewer service projects in those economically distressed areas as defined by law.

The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.”

Election Information Notice

June 6, 2019

You will find Election 2020 information under the tab "2020 Primary Election" and articles about it under "From the Chair #Elections" tab, as well as here.

From the Chair: Do you want to run for office in 2020?

June 6. 2019

I am starting this earlier than usual to give everyone a chance to begin thinking about running for office! I have listed the local offices below that will be on the 2020 ballot and some details about filing. I will, over the next few articles tell a little about each office and you may find the information under the “County Officials Job Descriptions” tab on our website.

Please contact me with questions here: Filing will be sometime toward the end of the year, depending on what...


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