Drawing for order that names will appear on Lamar County Republican ballot scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday

John Kruntorad

John Kruntorad

In accordance with requirements of the Texas Election Code, a drawing will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 17) at the Lamar County Courthouse to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the Republican Party ballot for the Tuesday, March 4, primary.

County Republican Party chairman John Kruntorad, chairman of the Lamar County Republican Party, said the drawing will be conducted in the county courtroom on the first floor of the courthouse.

Section 172.082 of the Election Code stipulates a drawing to be conducted at the county seat “not later than the third Tuesday in December of an odd-numbered year.”

Kruntorad asked candidates to “please attend if you are available.”

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra



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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.