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Candidates step up, drop out as filing deadlines arrive

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Several candidates announced their intention to run for office Monday and at least one dropped out, as filing deadlines arrive for 2012:

Former City Councilman Frank Morrison announced his run for Lubbock County Commissioner of Pct 1 in 2012 Monday. In a phone interview, Morris said he would make a good fit because county commissioners need to communicate better with city council. Morrison says his past experience should be able to help.

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Jerry Russell announced his intention to seek the Lubbock County Libertarian Party's nomination for Lubbock County Commissioner of Pct 1. Russell said if elected he would advocate a low tax rate, frugal spending, and better maintenance of county roads.

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Occupy Lubbock member Andrew McMillan announced his intention to run for Texas State House Representative in District 84. He has filed to run in the Democratic Party primary. In a statement released Monday, McMillan promised to "bring a new perspective to a disconnected Texas legislature with 21st century ideas."

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Clif Burnett has withdrawn from the race for Lubbock County Democratic Party Chair, leaving Kenny Ketner unopposed.

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