Bryan Slaton of Royse City

Bryan Slaton of Royse City appeared before the Hunt County Commissioners Court Tuesday to announce he is again seeking the GOP nomination in the race for Texas House of Representatives District 2.

The 2020 Republican Party primary for Texas House of Representatives District 2 will look similar to the contest in 2018, and also the race in 2016.

Incumbent State Representative Dan Flynn of Van will be facing off against Bryan Slaton of Royse City for the third consecutive GOP primary, but this time there is a third candidate in the mix.

Another familiar face has joined in the race for the Democratic Party nomination for the post,

Texas House District 2 includes Hunt, Hopkins and Van Zandt counties and Flynn has been in the office since first being elected in 2003.

Slaton filed for the office Monday, the last day to file for the March 3, 2020 primaries. He and Flynn  and will face Dwayne “Doc” Collins, a veterinarian from Ben Wheeler for the Republican Party nomination.

Slaton gave Flynn a run for his money in 2016, when he only lost by two percentage points. Flynn won the GOP nomination again in 2018, winning by a little less than 800 votes across the three counties.Candidates seeking an office in a particular county filed with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties file with the state party offices.

As of Tuesday morning, the Texas Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division listed Bill Brannon of Como as the only candidate seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office.

Flynn defeated Brannon in the November, 2018 general election, claiming more than 70 percent of the vote across the district.

Feb. 3, 2020 is the last day to register to vote for the primary elections. Early voting is scheduled Feb 8-28, 2020.

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