Editor's note: This article was updated to include the candidates for State Board of Education District 10.

Several state and local candidates will face challenges in the upcoming primary election races.

Texas will hold Republican and Democratic primaries March 5 to determine who will be on the ballot in November, according to the Texas secretary of state website.

In addition to state and federal party races, the contested county and district positions will be on the March 5 ballot, where voters can show support for their candidate of choice to represent each political party.

Dates to know
  • Feb. 5: Last day residents can register to vote in primary elections
  • Feb. 20: First day of early voting
  • Feb. 23: Last day to apply for a ballot by mail
  • March 1: Last day of early voting
  • March 5: Election day
  • March 5: Last day to receive ballot by mail (or March 6 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on election day)
Where to vote

Voters in Williamson County may cast a ballot at any polling location during early voting and on election day. Visit Williamson County’s polling location website to see a full list of where to vote during early voting and on election day.

Residents can find voter registration and additional polling location information here.

On the ballot

Community Impact has compiled this year’s state and county candidates who will be appearing on the March 5 primary ballot for voters in Williamson County. To see a list of candidates who have filed for federal races, click here.

Only candidates in contested elections are included below. Visit the Texas secretary of state website for a comprehensive list of federal, state and county candidate filings.

(I) indicates incumbents.

Williamson County

County commissioner, Precinct 3

Republican candidates
  • Valerie Covey (I)
  • Mitch Slaymaker
County constable, Precinct 3

Republican candidates
  • Bert Witcher
  • Kevin Wilkie
  • Deke G. Pierce
County constable, Precinct 4

Democrat candidates
  • Perry Travis
  • Kenneth Guerrero

State Senate, District 5: includes Georgetown, Round Rock and Hutto

Republican candidates
  • Dewey Collier
  • Jeff Fletcher
  • Cole Hefner (I)
State Representative, District 24: includes Cedar Park, Leander and Liberty Hill

Republican candidates
  • Greg Bonnen (I)
  • Larissa Ramirez
State Representative, District 52: includes Hutto

Democrat candidates
  • Jennie Birkholz
  • Angel Carroll
State Representative, District 20: includes Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill and Georgetown

Republican candidates
  • Elva Janine Chapa
  • Terry M. Wilson (I)
State Board of Education, District 10: Williamson County

Republican candidates
  • Mary Bone
  • DC Caldwell
  • Tom Maynard (I)
Democrat candidates
  • Raquel Saenz Ortiz
  • DC Caldwell
Editor's note: DC Caldwell, who filed his candidacy in both the Republican and Democratic primaries, would be ineligible for the general election if he were to win either primary race.