Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

February 20, 2014

MEET THE CANDIDATES: The race for Precinct 4 County Commissioner

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The transportation bond projects approved by voters in 2008 are nearly complete. What is your opinion on what has been accomplished and what, if any, are the next steps the county should take?

A lot of great improvements came from the transportation bond. Most importantly it was approved by the voters. I know a lot of businesses suffered during construction and I hope that this could be better addressed in any future bonds. With the growth steadily coming to Parker County, I think we should continue preparing a plan for future bonds, assessing the cost, and present it to the voters for their approval.

Earthquakes — and their possible link to injection wells used tor fracking waste — have been an issue for some Parker County residents recently. Do you think the Texas Railroad Commission should increase the monitoring and reporting done at these wells?

When you have citizens concerned for their safety and their property, then YES, it should be examined. I don’t know how much the Texas Railroad Commission is doing now, but certainly we need to know if there is a link to the earthquakes and fracking.

Please comment on the $1.3 million road & bridge fund deficit brought to light in this year’s budget talks and the court’s decision to give up individual fund balances.

Not being in attendance at budget workshops and sessions with the court last year I can only say that there should not be any surprises and it is fortunate that the precincts had enough fund balance to cover it.

Do you have any strategies to limit tax increases as the county grows? If so, what are they?

Welcome positive growth. With positive growth coming into Parker County, so does increased tax revenue. The trick is to make it balance. I will continue to work directly with our road crews to ensure efficient and conservative solutions to meet today’s challenges. I will work with and support all county officials and department heads that show the same commitment and conservative values.

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    Dear Editor,
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  • Parker County Calendar of Events

    July 25
    Painting with a Twist/Painting with a Purpose

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    July 21, 2014