State Rep. Dave Schatz, R- Sullivan, has filed to run against State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, in the August primary election.

Schatz and Nieves filed to run for the District 26 seat Tuesday, which was the first day of filing.

Schatz also filed as a Republican to run for the Senate seat.

Meanwhile, Republican Justin Alferman, who was born and raised in Washington, filed Tuesday to run for Schatz’s House seat in District 61.

Alferman is currently a Hermann alderman.

State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, filed for re-election to his District 119 seat.

Jerry Breihan of New Haven is challenging incumbent John Griesheimer of Washington for the presiding Franklin County commissioner’s seat.

Both filed as Republican candidates for the four-year term.

Griesheimer is completing his first term in the office.

Filing runs to March 25 at 5 p.m.

Judges File

All three incumbent associate circuit court judges filed for re-election to four-year terms Tuesday. They are:

David Tobben, Washington, Republican, Division 5;

David Hoven, Washington, Democrat, Division 6;

Stan Williams, Pacific, Democrat, Division 7;

Other County Candidates

Tammy Vemmer, Union, Republican, county auditor;

Bill D. Miller, Washington, Republican, circuit clerk;

Debbie Door, Union, Republican, county clerk;

Linda Emmons, Union, Republican, collector of revenue;

Robert Parks, Washington, Republican, prosecuting attorney;

Jennifer L. Metcalf, Union, Republican, recorder of deeds.

All of those positions are four-year terms. All who filed so far, except Metcalf, are incumbents.

State Filings

Incumbent state Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, filed for re-election to the 109th District seat.

All of the state House seats are two-year terms.

Four candidates filed for the U.S. House of Representatives 3rd District seat: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth; John Morris, Republican, St. Peters; Leonard Steinman, Republican, Jefferson City, and Velma Steinman, Democrat, Jefferson City.

Dennis Broadbooks of Grover, a Republican, filed for the District 110 state House of Representatives seat. House Speaker Tim Jones, who cannot run re-election due to term limits.

The primary election is Aug. 5, and the general election is Nov. 4.