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Below is a list of the races involving Democrats on the ballot in Williamson County in 2014.
Senate District 5:
Joel Shapiro – Democrat
Charles Schwertner (i) – Republican
Shapiro looks to be another candidate inspired to run by Wendy Davis. Definitely a tough race against a well funded Republican incumbent, in a GOP drawn district.
House District 20:
Steve Wyman – Democrat
Marsha Farney (i) – Republican
Jarrod Weaver – Libertarian
Wyman is a perennial candidate. Another uphill struggle in a GOP drawn district.
House District 52:
Chris Osborn – Democrat
Irene Johnson – Libertarian
Larry Gonzales (i) – Republican
Osborn is a former member of the Taylor City Council. This was a swing district (Democrat Diana Maldonado won here in 2008), is it still? A race with a Libertarian where they could take 3 – 5% of the vote.
House District 136:
John Bucy – Democrat
Tony Dale (i) – Republican
Justin Billiot – Libertarian
Bucy is a first time candidate, but has been working very hard. This is a race to watch, 136 is a district where a hard working Democrat could have a chance. Also a race where the Libertarian can make a difference. Dale appears scared since he’s been telling lies about his opponent.
Michael Custer – Democrat
Dan A. Gattis (i) – Republican
Custer is a first time candidate, running against and entrenched establishment Republican.
County Commissioner, Precinct 2:
Eddie B. Hurst – Democrat
Cynthia Long (i) – Republican
Hurst has run for Mayor and City Council in Cedar Park previously.
County Commissioner, Precinct 4:
Tom Mowdy – Democrat
Ron Morrison (i) – Republican
Mowdy ran for Taylor City Council in 2013. Many have thought in the past that Precinct 4 is winnable for a Democrat.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1:
Nick Lealos – Democrat
Dain Johnson (i) – Republican
Lealos is a first time candidate. A local attorney running in what has been a Democratic friendly precinct in the past.
Democrats in Williamson County in 2014 have fielded a great slate of candidates. This along with the candidates Texas Democrats have running statewide leaves no excuse for Texas wanting change to stay home. If issues like education, health care, investment in the future, equality, and fairness are important to you then you owe it to yourself and future generations to vote in 2014.