Weatherford Democrat

November 7, 2012

Locally elected officials thank voters, plan for coming terms

Christin Coyne
CNHI

PARKER COUNTY — Unofficial results for all races in Parker County — including state and national positions — are included in the images provided by the Parker County Elections Board.

Among the local winners were Republican Larry Walden, who took the win for Commissioner of Precinct 3 in Parker County.

“I appreciate the turnout obviously and the support from all the people in Precinct 3,” Walden said, adding that he was looking forward to representing residents of the precinct.

His priorities as he takes office includes several things.

“Obviously safety of the county roads is a major concern,” Walden said.

His job is to represent the taxpayers on commissioners court and spend the tax money efficiently and wisely as he can, Walden said. “I come from a business person’s perspective and taxpayer’s perspective.”

He has already been preparing for his new position.

Walden said he has had the opportunity to look around and visit with people he will be working with in his new job.

“I just appreciate all the folks that have helped me get this far and I’ll do my best to represent everyone,” Walden said.

 

Brock ISD had two contested positions. In Place 5, winner was Travis Faulkner.

“I’m pretty excited about it,” Faulkner said about his win Tuesday night. “I will do my best to serve the community.”

Faulkner said his priorities are to improve what they’ve already got in Brock and move forward.

“We’ve already got a good solid foundation in place,” Faulkner said.

As a new school board member, Faulkner said he is going in with an open mind and will be learning how it works.

In Place 7, winner was Cody B. Lane.

Lane was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the board in July.

Lane said he’s excited to move forward on what they have in Brock and to work for the taxpayers and community.

Some of his priorities include working on their education and academic initiatives, Lane said.

Since joining the board in July, Lane said he’s learned a lot, particularly about the school finance issue.

“It’s a pretty complex thing,” Lane said.

The state puts a lot of rules or regulations on how the board can finance the school, Lane said.

It is going to be interesting to see how the school finance issue with the state plays out, Lane said.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about the kids,” Lane, a father of two children, said.