Ellis resident John Walz has filed as an independent for the Ellis County District 1 seat on the Ellis County Commission.

Walz filed by petition Friday, having collected the required number (67) of signatures from registered voters in the district, and will be on the November ballot, Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus said. 

Walz is a security officer at the Ellis County Courthouse.

Independent candidates have until noon Aug. 6 to file for the general election.