Local politicians continue to make candidacy decisions in advance of the 2020 elections.

Monday evening, Lubbock lawyer Cole Shooter announced his political future on Pratt on Texas on News/Talk 95.1 & 790, KFYO.

"I am running for Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman," Shooter told Robert Pratt. "I want to thank LCRP Chairman Steve Evans, who's in right now, who announced last week that he is not going to seek another term."

Steve Evans was elected LCRP Chairman, twice, in 2018 and 2016, succeeding Carl Tepper. Evans has not announced what he plans to do politically in 2020.

Shooter holds degrees from Texas Tech University and Wayland Baptist University, including a doctor of jurisprudence from the Texas Tech School of Law. He was also a graduate of Lubbock High School and a KFYO News Anchor from 2007-2014.

So far, Shooter is the only announced candidate for Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman. Shooter will appear on the 2020 Republican Primary ballot in Lubbock County.