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A slew of local republicans and one prominent democrat are among Monday's election filings.
The democrat is District 17 Congressman Chet Edwards, who will seek a ninth term in Washington, and his second in the young B/CS-Waco district.
Among the prominent GOP candidates are state representative Fred Brown, who has spent three sessions in the Texas House.
Also, Judge Randy Sims officially filed to run for Brazos County judge once again.
Sims's counterpart on the Commissioners Court, Duane Peters, will run again for Commissioner Precinct 2.
And Marc Hamlin will seek the office of District Clerk for the county once again.
All candidates, including incumbents, have until 6 p.m., January 2 to file for office.
The primary election is March 7 and the general election is November 7.
Here's a complete rundown of those who filed Monday:
Chet Edwards (D)
US House, Texas District 17
Fred Brown (R)
Texas Representative, District 14
Randy Michel (R)
Brazos County Court at Law No. 1
Randy Sims (R)
Brazos County Judge
Kay Hamilton (R)
Brazos County Treasurer
Marc Hamlin (R)
Brazos County District Clerk
Karen McQueen (R)
Brazos County Clerk
Duane Peters (R)
Brazos County Commissioner, Pct. 2
Charles Ellis Jr. (R)
Brazos County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1
Ray Truelove (R)
Brazos County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Pl. 2
George Boyett (R)
Brazos County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3
Archie Clark (R)
Brazos County Constable, Pct. 1
Donald Lampo (R)
Brazos County Constable, Pct. 2
Steve Emert (R)
D. Wayne Thompson (R)
Brazos County Constable, Pct. 3
Isaac Butler Jr. (D)
Brazos County Constable, Pct. 4
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