Lubbock County Republicans accepting applications to fill county court candidate vacancy

Republicans prepare to replace David Nelson
Published: Jul. 27, 2018 at 2:15 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 5:23 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock County Republican Party has established a process to fill the Lubbock County Court at Law No. 3 candidate seat that was left vacant after the death of David Nelson.

The proceedings come after Nelson, who was the sole candidate for the county court at law position, died July 18 after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike. Because Nelson died more than 74 days before the actual election to fill the seat, his name can be removed from the ballot and the local Republican party can choose another candidate to fill the position, according to Texas State law.

The LCRP is now accepting letters of intent from qualified applicants until 5 p.m. Aug. 1, according to a party news release. Those letters should be given to Steve Evans, LCRP chairman, by email at or in person at the party headquarters located at 2642 34th St.

All applicants will have the opportunity to address the party's executive committee during its Aug. 6 meeting. The vote for the replacement candidate will also be held during that meeting.

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