SAN ANTONIO -

Two longtime colleagues will put their friendship aside and go head-to-head for the highest seat on the Bexar County Commissioner's Court.

On Monday, Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Adkisson also filed to run for the county judge seat, which will turn the Democratic primary into quite the lively election.

Adkisson is officially going to battle with sitting Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff on what he calls Wolff's big-ticket items.

"I have supported them out of a trust and now I think we need to regroup," Adkisson said.

Wolff's point of view? Bring it on.

"There's nothing wrong with being tested," he said in response.

This will be the fourth time Wolff runs for county judge, but this time, he'll be going up against a former friend, he says.

"It's sad that in politics, friends come and go and enemies accumulate," Wolff said. "And in this case, Tommy (Adkisson) has been a friend for a long, long time. I have supported him all his life, so it's kind of sad. It kind of hurts that he decided to take me on, but we'll be ready."

The areas where Adkisson said he will now challenge Wolff's record: neighborhoods, jail re-entry rates, toll roads and the new regional mobility authority.

"They are going to have their hand literally on the toll -- on the till and on the toll," he said. "They are going to be able to determine whether they are going to be fleeced or treated properly."

So far, five Democrats have filed to run to replace Adkisson: Tommy Calvert, Nicole Elizalde, Joaquin Gonzalez, Debra Guerrero and Sheila McNeil.

Republicans also file to challenge

District 10 City Councilman Carlton Soules has announced he's putting his name in the ring for Bexar County judge.

In a statement released Monday, Soules said as a San Antonio City Councilman, he has been a strong advocate for the taxpayers of San Antonio.

"I have fought to ensure that public tax dollars are used effectively, and not squandered on pet projects or bloated bureaucracies," Soules said in the statement.

Soules also said as the next Bexar County Judge, he promises to bring fiscal responsibility back to Bexar County, and re-focus Commissioners Court back to basic county business for the benefit of all Bexar County citizens. 

Timothy Wilson has also filed as a Republican.

The filing deadline is 6 p.m.

The primary election is March 4.