By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT
Former Ellis County Health Administrator Robert “Butch” Schlyer filed paperwork this week to run for Ellis County Commissioner in the First District.
Ellis County Clerk and Election Officer Donna Maskus said Wednesday Schlyer is the first candidate to file for the position.
Incumbent Marcy McClelland currently holds the position.
Schlyer worked for Ellis County for more than 20 years.
The filing deadline for candidates running as a Democrat or Republican is noon Friday, June 1.