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As of Friday afternoon, several people have filed to run for county office.

Republican Chair Butch Marsalis said he had received several filings. For county judge, Paul Beatty and Tonya Cook have filed to fun. For sheriff, R. C. “Cutter” Clinton has filed to run. For Justice of Peace 2 and 3, Toni Hughes and Knox Mosby Jr. have filed to run. For commissioner precinct 2, David Cole has filed to run, and for commissioner precinct four, Dale LaGrone has filed to run.

As of Friday, nobody has filed to run for county office as a Democrat, Democratic Chair John Foster said.

Candidates have until Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. to file to run for office. Primary election day is March 1, when voters in each party will chose their respective candidate to run in the general election in November 2022.

Offices up for election are:

  • County Judge
  • Criminal District Attorney
  • Judge, County Court of Law
  • Sheriff
  • District Clerk
  • County Clerk
  • County Treasurer
  • County Surveyor
  • Justice Of The Peace, Pcts. 1 and 4
  • Justice Of The Peace, Pcts. 2 and 3
  • County Commissioner, Pct. 2
  • County Commissioner, Pct. 4
  • County Chairs (Republican and Democrat)
  • Precinct Chairs (Republican and Democrat)

In order to file to run, contact the county chair of the party you wish to be running in for an application and pay the associated filing fees, which range from $75 to $750 depending on the office.

The Republican County Chair is Butch Marsalis, who can be contacted at (985) 807-4401 or wmars91685@bellsouth.net.

The Democratic County Chair is John Foster, who can be contacted at (903) 693-8607 or jandmfoster@yahoo.com.

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