Candidates in March 2, 2010 Primaries

James Robert Arthur (D)

for County Judge

James Robert Arthur, Judge of the County Court, announced that he is a candidate for re-election. Judge Arthur was first elected to office in 1998.

“I have worked hard for the Comanche County farmer, including all of the dairy industry, and all the folks in every walk of life in the County,” Arthur said.

Judge Arthur and his wife, Sue, live in Comanche County. They have two grown children, Lt. Col. (ret) Anthony Euell Arthur of Georgetown and their daughter, Meisha Arthur of Proctor.

Judge Arthur is a veteran of the USAF and a graduate of Howard Payne University in Brownwood. He continues to receive legal education through the Texas Tech Law School for County Judges in Lubbock. Arthur noted, “The extensive legal education of my commission as your County Judge is supported by the Texas Association of Counties.”

Arthur adds, “I have enjoyed working with the citizens of Comanche County during this term and would like to continue serving as your County Judge.”

Phil Robertson (D)

for Judge of the 220th District Court

Phil Robertson has announced as a candidate for Judge of the 220th District Court.

“With almost 30 years as a lawyer in the 220th Judicial District, I believe I have the experience and depth of knowledge to serve as your District Judge.

This three county rural district, composed of Hamilton, Comanche, and Bosque Counties, is the home of some of the finest lawyers in Texas. It has been a great pleasure working and learning with them.

Being a country lawyer in general practice has allowed me a tremendous range in my legal practice. I have tried family law and criminal cases, and have presented complex real estate and business cases in various courts throughout central Texas. I’ve represented clients in both federal and state courts all the way from municipal courts to the United States Supreme Court.

I expect to use my experience to benefit the citizens of this area as Judge of your District Court. I hope to earn your support during the coming months.”

Kenneth Feist (D)

for Country Commissioner – Precinct 2

David Ripley (D)

for Country Commissioner – Precinct 2

Ellis D. Weathermon (D)

for Country Commissioner – Precinct 2

Russell Gillette (R)

for Country Commissioner – Precinct 2

Jimmy Dale Johnson (D)

for Country Commissioner – Precinct 4

I am announcing my candidacy for reelection as Commissioner for Precinct 4. It has been an honor and privilege serving as your Commissioner. I have worked to try and improve the road conditions, and represent you to the best of my ability. I have lived and worked in Comanche County my entire life and am totally committed to working to better our county.

My wife Jimmie and I have two children, Jason Johnson of Stephenville, and Jodie and husband Jonathan Weaver of Hurst. We also have two grandboys, Dane Johnson and Jayden Weaver.

I would like to continue serving the people of Precinct 4. Your support will be greatly appreciated in the Democratic Primary on March 2, 2010.

Warren Mitcham (D)

for Country Commissioner – Precinct 4

My name is Warren Mitcham, I have been a resident of Comanche County and DeLeon for 25 years. I am the proud father of four successful children who have got a good start to their lives. I have Shelley Mitcham, 31, of Hico who has started a career in CNA work, Alice Gerth, 29, of Downing who is also a CNA, Matt Mitcham of Dallas who just finished his six year contract with the Navy. Specialist Joseph Mitcham who lives at Ft. Stewart, Georgia and has a career in the U.S. Army. I am also the proud grandfather of Payge Lynn Gerth who resides in Downing. I also have a son-in-law Spc. Raymond Gerth who works for CM Caraway and Sons and is a proud member of the Army National Guard.

As for my experience for the job in which I am running for and my honors as a resident of DeLeon -- I have 30 years of experience in road building and maintenance, eighteen years of that for precinct 4 under the late Clyde Brinson.

I have also worked ten years for the 220th community supervision and correction as a work crew supervisor. I was a volunteer firefighter for DeLeon Volunteer Fire Department for twenty-five years. I served two years on DeLeon city council, one year as Mayor Protem. I am a member of Northside Baptist church and served as a Deacon for five years. I have also served as chairman of the P&M Festival for three years and have been a reserve jailer for eight years.

I would like and be proud to let my experience serve you as a county commissioner I would have no other interests and have an open door for all your needs. As commissioner I would make myself available 24/7 for you. My phone number is (254)842-7693 if you have any questions.

Sue Brown (D)

for County Treasurer

Sue Brown is announcing her candidacy for Comanche County Treasurer. Mrs. Brown, a longtime county employee has been serving as Assistant County Treasurer for almost seven years.

Her candidacy is subject to voter approval in the Democratic Primary on March 2, 2010.

Mrs. Brown and her husband Bill live on a small farm north of Comanche. They are the parents of two grown children and have one grandchild.

Sue states that if elected she will strive to fulfill the duties of County Treasurer. She would appreciate your support in the upcoming Democratic Primary.

Ruby Lesley (D)

for County Clerk

I am announcing my candidacy for reelection as Comanche County Clerk. I have been employed in the County Clerk’s office since 1997 and have been the clerk since June of 2001.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Comanche County. My goal has been to serve Comanche County with an honest effort to improve the services provided by the County Clerk’s office and put the needs of my constituents first.

My husband Curtis and I have three children, Mindy and husband Mark Sides of DeLeon, Crista and husband Terry Jones of Eastland and Teresa Lesley of San Angelo. Grandchildren are Marly and Cara Sides and Jayton and Cameron Jones.

I have been actively involved in school, civic and community activities.

Your vote will be appreciated. My candidacy is subject to voter approval in the Democratic Primary on March 2, 2010.

William J. "Bill" Koenig (D)

for Justice of the Peace

Bill Koenig is running for Justice of the Peace. He and his wife Tooter have been married 38 years, and they have a son Kipp and wife Ryann of Aspermont, and a grandson Wesley and granddaughter Mattie.

Koenig also has a daughter Courtney and husband Kevin Craig of Hamilton, and two granddaughters Kasidy & Kenidy.

Koenig worked as a highway patrolman for 30 yrs, 24 in Comanche County. Koenig has also served one term as Justice of the Peace.

“I would like to continue serving the People of Comanche County as JP for the next four years. I will continue to do the job as JP to the best of my ability. Your support will be greatly appreciated.”

Brenda Dickey (D)

for Clerk of the 220th District Court

Brenda Dickey and her husband John have been married for 45 years. John is a lifetime resident of the county and Brenda has been a resident for 45 years.

Brenda began her work for Comanche County in 1993. During the illness of an employee, she assisted as a Secretary for he Justice of the Peace Office. In 1994 a position became available in the District Clerk’s Office and she was hired as Deputy Clerk. In 2004 she was appointed by Judge James Morgan to fill the unexpired term of LaNell Williams, which she completed.

In 2006 she ran for a full term as District Clerk and was elected. In these five years as a Clerk, she has completed at least fifty hours of training from the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, which is an extension of the Texas A&M University System and fifty hours from an extension of the University of Texas.

She has worked as a volunteer teacher and counselor in the Texas Women’s Prison for 26 years and has received awards from the State for her work.

Brenda has expressed a desire to continue to be of service to all the residents of Comanche County.

Maria G. "Lupe" Prado (D)

for Clerk of the 220th District Court

Lupe Prado is seeking the office of the Comanche County District Clerk. Lupe was born and raised in Comanche, Texas. Lupe is the wife of Arturo Ramirez. Their children are Thomas and Araceli Ramirez, which are both students at the Comanche Elementary School. Lupe and her family are members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is a 2000 graduate from Comanche High school. Lupe attended the University of North Texas and successfully received her educational certificate as a paralegal/ legal assistant. She is furthering her education by attending Ranger College to attain an Associate of Applied Science Degree Office Technology. Lupe will complete her degree by the year 2011, She is currently employed at the Law Office of Jim Parker and Laurie Lindsey. Lupe is also employed by Dave Larson Youth Program (DLYP). DLYP specializes to teach children and their parents to understand and improve their communication skills in the English language. Lupe proudly volunteers her services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by teaching CCD to Kindergarten and First Grade children. Lupe feels she is the right candidate for the position of the District Clerk from 2005 to 2008. While employed at the District Clerks office she performed very efficiently in her job duties and met the responsibilities and requirements necessary. Also, while employed with Comanche County Lupe provided many interpretation and translation services for he county offices of the courthouse; including the Justice o the Peace, County and District Court. Lupe has always been interested in the legal practice and feels that her interest, education, and experience will be very useful manage the duties of the District Clerk if elected. Lupe Prado will greatly appreciate your vote and promises if elected as Comanche County District Clerk to serve the County to the best of her ability.