Early primary voting starts Tuesday
by Dolores Hamilton
Early voting in the March 4 primary election begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, and continues through Feb. 28.
Early voting location in Iowa Park is the Wichita County Tax Office substation at 400 N. Wall St.
Hours include: Feb. 18 thru 21 (Mon.-Fri.) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Feb. 22 (Saturday) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 (Sunday) Noon to 5 p.m.; Feb. 24 thru 28 (Mon. - Fri.) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Other voting locations in the county include: Wichita Falls - Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th St.; Home Depot, 3705 Kell Blvd.; Sikes Senter Mall, 3111 Midwestern Pkwy. Burkburnett - Chamber of Commerce, 104 W. 3rd St., and Electra - Commissioner 4 Bldg. 2023 SH 25 N.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY BALLOT
U.S. Senator - Harry Kim, David M. Alameel, Maxey Marie Scheer, Michael “Fjet” Fjetland, and Kesha Rogers.
U.S. Representative, Dist. 13 - Mike Minter.
Governor - Wendy R. Davis and Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal.
Lt. Governor - Leticia R. Van de Putte.
Attorney General - Sam Houston.
Comptroller of Public Accounts - Mike Collier.
Commissioner of the General Land Office - John Cook.
Commissioner of Agriculture - Hugh Asa Fitzsimmons III, Jim Hogan, and Richard “Kinky” Friedman.
Railroad Commissioner - Steve Brown and Dale Henry.
Wichita County Commissioner, Prec. 2 - Thomas “Tom” Bursey.
County Commissioner, Prec. 4 - Allyn Arnold.
County Chairman - John K. Richie.
Four Propositions are on the ballot:
Proposition No. 1 - On Immigration Reform: The United States Congress must pass immigration reform; including an earned path to citizenship for those individuals contributing to the economy and the dependents of those individuals.
Proposition No. 2 - A living wage for all Texans: Congress should pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage to at least 110 percent of the federal poverty level for a family of four without exception.
Proposition No. 3 - Medicaid Expansion: The Governor and the Texas Legislature should accept federal funds; as provided in the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010; for the expansion of Medicaid to provide coverage to millions of uninsured and underinsured Texans.
Proposition No. 4 - On Non-Discrimination Legislation: The Congress and the Texas Legislature should adopt legislation that expands protection against discriminations in employment, housing, and public accomodations based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.
REPUBLICAN PARTY BALLOT
U.S. Senator - Chris Mapp, Curt Cleaver, Steve Stockman, John Cornyn, Reid Reasor, Linda Vega, Dwayne Stovall, and Ken Cope.
U.S. Representative, Dist. 13 - Mac Thornberry, Elaine Hays and Pam Barlow.
Governor - Gregg Abbott, Lisa Fritsch, Miriam Martinez, and SECEDE Kilgore.
Lt. Governor - Todd Staples, Jerry Patterson, David Dewhurst, and Dan Patrick.
Attorney General - Barry Smitherman, Dan Branch, and Ken Paxton.
Comptroller of Public Accounts - Debra Medina, Harvey Hilderbran, Raul Torres, and Glenn Hegar.
Commissioner of the General Land Office - David Watts and George P. Bush.
Commissioner of Agriculture - Tommy Merritt, Joe Cotten, J. Allen Carnes, Sid Miller, and Eric Opiela.
Railroad Commissioner - Becky Berger, Malachi Boyuls, Ryan Sitton, and Wayne Christian.
State Senator, Dist. 30 - Craig Estes.
State Representative, Dist. 69 - James Frank.
District Judge, 30th Judicial District - Bob Brotherton.
Criminal District Attorney - Maureen O’Brien Shelton.
County Judge - Woodrow W. “Woody” Gossom Jr.
Judge, County Court at Law No. 1 - Gary W. Butler.
Judge, County Court at Law No. 2 - Greg King.
District Clerk - Patti Flores.
County Clerk - Lisa Talley, Lori Bohannon, and Caroline Nichols.
County Treasurer - R.J. Bob Hampton.
County Commissioner, Prec. 2 - Bill Lockwood, Leon Crabtree Jr., Mickey Fincannon, and Lee Harvey.
County Commissioner, Prec. 4 - Jeff Watts, Steve Scott, and Michael Hagy.
Justice of the Peace, Prec.1, Pl. 2 - Mike Little and Robert B. Woodruff.
Justice of the Peace, Prec. 2 - Nancy Viavattene.
Justice of the Peace, Prec. 3 - Marc H. Newman.
Justice of the Peace, Prec. 4 - Judy Baker.
County Chairman - Donna Long.
Proposition No. 1 - Religious Freedom: Texans should be free to express their religious beliefs, including prayer, in public places.
Proposition No. 2 - Second Amendment: Texas should support Second Amendment liberties by expanding locations where concealed handgun license-holders can legally carry.
Proposition No. 3 - Franchise Tax: Texas should abolish the state franchise tax, also known as the margins tax, to encourage business growth.
Proposition No. 4 - Welfare Reform: Texas recipients of taxpayer-funded public assistance should be subject to random drug testing as a condition of receiving benefits.
Proposition No. 5 - No Lawmaker Exceptions: All elected officials and their staff should be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as their constituents.
Proposition No. 6 - Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” should be repealed.