Candidate for county judge files on GOP ticket
Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor

Dec. 30, 2005 - Jason Cunningham of Dike filed Thursday as candidate for the Republican nomination for Hopkins County Judge in the March primary election.

Cunningham, in a brief telephone interview Thursday, said he moved to  Hopkins County about three years ago from Hunt County.

The Republican candidate said he has served as a member of the Commerce City Council for nine years and was unsuccessful in a bid for Hunt County commissioner four years ago, losing by 60 votes.

He married the former Sally Flippin of Sulphur Bluff and became a Hopkins County resident three years ago.

The winner in the Republican March primary election will face off against the Democratic nominee in November.

The filing deadline to file for a place on the primary election ballot is 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2. Hopkins County Republican Party Chairman Chris Brown said he would be available until the deadline by calling 903-348-2027.

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