Candidates running for Ellis County positions in 2016 (with audio)

Photo by Dave A. Vance.
Incumbents running for re-election in contested county races for the 2016 Ellis County March 1 Republican primary. Top: Paul Perry, Commissioner Precinct 3 (left) and Terry Nay, Constable Precinct 2 (right). Bottom: Mike Jones, Constable Precinct 4 (left) and Johnny Brown, Sheriff (right).

ELLIS COUNTY — Ellis County Republican candidates for the March 2016 primary whom are in contested county races had the opportunity to present themselves to voters Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Ellis County Republican Women's candidate forum held in the Waxahachie Civic Center. The forum was moderated by KBEC and Waxahachie Daily Light.

Audio of each candidate's opening statement, answer to what they see as the biggest challenge for the office they are seeking and their closing statements can be found below.

Election Day is March 1, 2016. Early voting begins on Feb. 16 and ends on Feb. 26. The last day to become a registered voter to participate in the primary election is Feb. 1.

The candidates names are shown in the order they were presented at the forum for their opening statements.

Ellis County Commissioner Precinct 1 Candidates

Jeffery WalshPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Jeffery Walsh

Bobby CrittendenPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Bobby Crittenden

David PaganPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

David Pagan

Tim SadlerPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Tim Sadler

Randy StinsonPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Randy Stinson

Ellis County Commissioner Precinct 3 Candidates

Paul PerryPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Paul Perry
(incumbent)

Frank SanchezPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Frank Sanchez

Ellis County Constable Precinct 2 Candidates

Douglas MorganPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Douglas Morgan

Terry NayPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Terry Nay
(incumbent)

Ellis County Constable Precinct 4 Candidates

Mike DelaraPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Mike Delara

Mike JonesPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Mike Jones
(incumbent)

Ellis County Sheriff Candidates

Wess WinnPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Wess Winn

Johnny BrownPhoto by Dave A. Vance.

Johnny Brown
(incumbent)