March 2, 2010 the Republican and Democrat parties will both hold primary elections.
The Republicans have several candidates running for county positions and two of those positions are being sought by more than one person.
On the Republican ballot, the office of County Judge is being sought by the incumbent, Bill Guthrie and an opponent, Thomas Maultsby of Johnson City. In Blanco County Precinct 4, in the southern part of the county, incumbent County Commissioner Paul Granberg is being challenged by local businessman Celestino “Choppy” Romero, Jr.
These local candidates and candidates (or their representatives) for U. S. House of Representative, and Justice of the Third Court of Appeals will speak at the Blanco Republican Club meeting.
The meeting will be February 9, 2010 , 7:00 PM; Social 6:30 PM coffee and light dessert at the Pednernales Electric Coop Auditorium, 201 S. Ave. F, Johnson City, TX.
Candidates being opposed for county, district, and state races were invited to speak for a few minutes and will be invited to talk with members before and after the meeting.
Watch the web page www.blancogop.org for a list of candidates planning to attend.
Click on the EVENTS page to view the list. The meeting is open to all citizens of Blanco County.
Also on that website is a sample Republican ballot that voters can view to see which candidates are running, find links to their web pages, and view the 5 referendum items that will be on the ballot.
The following candidates have committed to attending: Stephen Schoppe, U.S. Representative District 21 Candidate, Lamar Smith, U.S. Representative District 21 Candidate (if Congressman Smith is in Washington, he will send a representative.), Melissa Goodwin, Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District, Place 4 Candidate, Scott Field, Justice, 3rd Court of appeals District, Place 4 Candidate, Tom Maultsby, County Judge Candidate, Bill Guthrie, County Judge Candidate, Paul Granberg, County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Candidate and Celestino "Choppy" Romero, Jr., County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Candidate.