By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT
With the deadline to file for the 2020 election still months away, several candidates have already thrown their hats in the ring.
The latest candidate to file for election in Ellis County is Julie Mercer. Mercer has filed as a Democrat for the seat of Ellis County treasurer.
Current Treasurer Lisa Schlegel, a Republican, was elected in 2016.
The deadline for party-affiliated candidates to file for the November election is noon June 1. The deadline for independent candidates to file is Aug. 3.
The 2020 primary election is Aug. 4.