Kerr County, like all counties in Texas, are administered by elected “County Commissioners.” The five elected officials make up the Commissioners Court, presided over by the Kerr County Judge, who is also a member of the court. The judge is elected “at large” meaning he or she can reside anywhere in the county. Each of the other commissioners must be elected from a precinct, or a geographical area of the county, as pictured below.
Commissioners serve four-year terms. Elections for members of the Commissioners Court are staggered to occur every two years. It should be noted that in Kerr County, it is rare for a Democrat or third party candidate to run for county commissioner (or any other race). Therefore the actual election is generally decided in the primary election instead of in the general election.
- Presidential Election Year: Precinct 1 and Precinct 3
- Mid-Term Election Year: County Judge, Precinct 2, and Precinct 4
2020 Commissioners Court Candidates
Two commissioners will be up for election in 2020:
- Precinct 1 Commissioner Harley Belew
- Precinct 3 Commissioner Jonathan Letz
Each of these candidates have indicated that they will seek re-election.
No other candidates have publicly announced their intention to run in either the Republican or Democratic primary elections.
November 9 – First day the Republican or Democratic Party candidate may file an application for a place on the primary ballot.
December 9 – Last day Democratic or Republican Party candidates may file an application for a place on the primary ballot (6 p.m.).
February 3, 2020 – Last day citizens may register to vote in March 3 primary election.
February 18, 2020 – First day of early voting.
February 28, 2020 – Last day of early voting.
March 3, 2020 – Primary Election Day
April 27, 2020 – Last day to register to vote in the Primary Runoff Election on May 26.
May 18, 2020 – First day of early voting by personal appearance for May 26 runoff primary election.
May 22, 2020 – Last day of early voting by personal appearance for May 26 runoff primary election.
May 26, 2020 – Runoff Primary Election Day
- “Belew announces bid for second term.” Kerrville Daily Times. September 22, 2019.
- “Letz to seek re-election to county post.” Kerrville Daily Times. September 4, 2019.
- Texas Secretary of State election dates and information
- Kerr County Elections
- Kerr County Commissioners Court