Bell County to Choose New Republican Party Leader

Bell County, Texas is a rapidly growing part of Central Texas just north of the burgeoning Austin metro area with more than 375,000 people. It’s the home of Baylor Scott & White healthcare facilities as well as Fort Hood. For the first time in three decades, the position of county chair of the Republican Party is up for grabs and two candidates are running for the job – Jeffery Ware and Mack Latimer.

We thought it would be instructive to see how potential party chairmen will help keep Texas red. Planet Logic (Lynn Woolley) joined with Political Pursuits (Lou Ann Anderson) to discuss it with each candidate in two separate podcasts.

Jeffery Ware

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 Mack Latimer

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Voting information

The 2022 Primary Election is Tuesday, March 1, with polls open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Click here for Election Day polling locations.

Bell County voters also have the option to vote early starting Monday, Feb. 14. Early voting days and hours are as follows:

Feb. 14 – 18 (Monday – Friday) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Feb. 19 (Saturday) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Feb. 20 (Sunday) Noon – 5 p.m.

Feb. 22 – 25 (Tuesday – Friday) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Click here for Bell County Early Voting locations.

Lou Ann Anderson worked in central Texas talk radio as both a host and producer and currently hosts Political Pursuits: The Podcast. Her tenure as Watchdog Wire–Texas editor involved covering state news and coordinating the site’s citizen journalist network. As a past Policy Analyst with Americans for Prosperity–Texas, Lou Ann wrote and spoke on a variety of issues including the growing issue of probate abuse in which wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney are used to loot assets from intended heirs or beneficiaries.

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