Paul Tyus submits petition to run for Erath County sheriff after getting 500 signatures.


Paul Tyus

By SARA VANDEN BERGE

It appears that the race for Erath County sheriff is not over.

Earlier this year, Paul Tyus filed to run as an Independent, which required him to get at least 500 signatures from supporters in order to be placed on the November ballot.

The state requires that those signatures on the petition are from registered voters who did not vote in either Primary Election or runoff.

The petition had to be submitted to the county judge’s office by Aug. 13.

“(Tyus) filed his intent (to run for sheriff) here and I forwarded it to our elections clerk,” County Judge Alfonso Campos told Beneath the Surface News. “He had to have 500 signatures, and it’s been verified that he had that number, so apparently he is going to be on the ballot.”

Tyus’ decision to run for sheriff a second time came as a surprise to many because he only received 11% of the vote when he challenged Sheriff Matt Coates in 2018.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Early voting will be held from Oct. 13-30.

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