Pct. 4 County Commissioner
Steve Dugan, who has been endorsed by current commissioner Dusty Renfro, said he has been employed in Precinct 4 for 29 years and is experienced in road and bridge maintenance and interlocal agreements. Renfro appears on the ballot but is not campaigning for the position.
Fred Hammons said he has lived in the county for about 11 years and believes there is no communication between residents and the commissioner and said he would represent residents and voters.
Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace
In a four-way race where the current judge is retiring, Jerry Hataway said he has succeeded at every job he’s held, including working for decades with the Arlington Police Department, where he retired as a commanding officer for state and local task forces. He also has experience in office management and budgeting as a police supervisor, Hataway said.
Anne Hollis said she has more than 20 years experience with the sheriff’s office, is very involved in the community and has been a small business owner. Hollis said she plans to work on accelerating case resolution, making court hours more accessible for residents and implementing teen court.
Dusty Vinson said he has worked more than 21 years as a law enforcement officer in the community, including supervisory positions with the sheriff’s office and as the senior investigator for the district attorney’s office.
Candidate Greg Martin did not attend the forum.
Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace
Challenger Bernard Suchocki said his history of public service in the community, his 32 years of legal experience as a trial attorney, his experience with NASA and his attention to detail make him the best candidate. Suchocki said he is winding down his legal practice and his term on the Willow Park City Council will be up in May, so he will be a full-time judge.