Elections are, once again, right around the corner and several area folks have already put their names in for offices that are up for vote in Grayson County and Fannin County. The filing deadline for the March Democratic and Republican primaries is Dec. 9. Folks who want to run for an office in either primary must sign up with the party’s chairperson.

Elections are, once again, right around the corner and several area folks have already put their names in for offices that are up for vote in Grayson County and Fannin County. The filing deadline for the March Democratic and Republican primaries is Dec. 9. Folks who want to run for an office in either primary must sign up with the party’s chairperson.


In Grayson County, the offices up for election included: 39th state district court judge, commissioners Precincts 2 and 4, county judge, county clerk, district clerk, county treasurer, judges of the county courts-at-law 1 and 2, and justices of the peace in Precincts 2, 3 and 4.


In Fannin County, the offices up for election include: county judge, county court-at-law judge, commissioners Precincts 2 and 4, county clerk, district clerk, justices of the peace in Precincts 1, 2 and 3, and treasurer.


The Herald Democrat offers each candidate one article in which they may introduce themselves and give their basic reasons for running for the office, as well as their basic background and experience. The Herald Democrat reserves the right to edit all articles submitted for this purpose. The article will run with a photo of the candidate. The candidate may submit a photo or request that one be taken by the Herald Democrat. If requesting a photo, the candidate should call to set an appointment for a photo when he or she submits information for the article.


The Herald Democrat does not allow candidates to attack opponents in the announcement article. Also, the Herald Democrat does not allow candidates to include endorsements of any kind from anyone in the announcement article.


The final day on which the announcement articles will run is Jan. 31. Candidates must have their information in to the Herald Democrat at least two weeks prior to that date in order for the article to run.