John­son seeks third term as dis­trict at­tor­ney

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Ju­lian Gill, Den­ton Record-Chron­i­cle

Paul John­son in­tends to run for his third term as Den­ton County’s dis­trict at­tor­ney.

John­son, a Repub­li­can who was first elected as the county’s top pros­e­cu­tor in 2006, talks about his plan to run for re-elec­tion on his cam­paign web­site, pauljohn­sonda.com. First As­sis­tant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Jamie Beck, a spokes­woman for the of­fice, did not re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

Lo­cal de­fense at­tor­ney Brent Bowen also has an­nounced his in­ten­tion to run for the po­si­tion as a Repub­li­can and would face John­son in the March pri­mary. Bowen has pre­vi­ously served as as­sis­tant county at­tor­ney in the John­son County At­tor­ney’s Of­fice and as­sis­tant dis­trict at­tor­ney in the Den­ton County of­fice.

The pri­mary elec­tion will be March 6, with the win­ners of each party fac­ing off in Novem­ber 2018. The fil­ing pe­riod starts Nov. 11.

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