Brad McCullouch officially declared his candidacy for 198th District Attorney on Monday by delivering voters’ signatures to Steve Munisteri, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.Assistant District Attorney Brad McCullouch officially threw his hat into the ring for the 198th District Attorney’s race on Monday, delivering a ballot petition to Steve Munisteri, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. The petition was signed by over 650 registered voters from the District.As part of its recent ruling in the ongoing Texas redistricting litigation, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio held that all Texas candidates could file applications for placement on the primary election ballot beginning November 28. Candidates applying for a place on the ballot may pay a filing fee in lieu of gathering signatures from registered voters, but McCullouch chose instead to circulate a petition in support of his candidacy and deliver it to Austin on the day the filing window opened. “This was a great opportunity to meet all kinds of people in the district and talk with them about the importance of having a criminal prosecutor who will work with law enforcement to keep our families safe,” said McCullouch. “We can only bring down crime in our towns if the whole community is involved in the effort, and this petition was a great step in that direction.” Republican and Democratic Party Primary elections will be held on March 6, 2012. Early voting begins February 22.