Filing day for candidates brings out Republicans

Liberty County Republican candidates, eager to announce their plans for reelection or a run for office, turned out Saturday, Nov. 13, for the official start to the signing period that ends at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13.

Republican candidates who signed up are:

Liberty County Commissioner, Precinct 4

  • Craig McNair
  • Leon Wilson

Liberty County Judge

  • Jay Knight

Liberty County Treasurer

  • Kim Harris

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

  • Larry Wilburn

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6

  • Ralph Fuller

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

  • Stephen Hebert

Republican Precinct Chair, Precinct 5

  • Leon Blackwelder

If you would like to file for a place on the Republican Primary Ballot for the March 2022 election, please contact Liberty County Republican Party Chairwoman Emily Cook to set an appointment between now and Dec. 13 by calling or texting 281-622-7268 or by emailing  

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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