Republicans file for county elections

Many elections will be decided in August

A large number of Republican candidates have filed for Sweetwater County’s leadership positions, leading many races to be decided in the Republican Primary Election Aug. 16 if independent candidates are not added to the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.

The filing period for many local and state offices ended Friday.

The largest field of candidates is the group vying for the three available positions on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners, with nine Republicans filed to run. No Democrats have filed for election to the office.

The field of candidates includes two incumbents, Roy L...


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