​Budget & Tax Rate

  • Strong taxpayer advocate

  • Lowered county property tax rate by over 10% since taking office 

  • Strong track records of fiscally conservative, balanced budgets

  • Worked with other county officials to make county government efficient and effective with limited resources

  • Refinanced college bonds, saving taxpayers $12.5 million 

  • Lowered county debt burden

  • Successfully pushed for Wise County representation for Wise County taxpayers on the Weatherford College Board of Trustees

​Public Safety

  • Increased law enforcement pay 

  • Increased number of county patrol deputies

  • Added an additional 24/7 fully-staffed ambulance

  • Increased fire department funding

  • Restructured emergency management and fire marshal offices for better preparedness and response

  • Currently spearheading effort to overhaul and upgrade the aging countywide public safety radio system

Growth and Infrastructure

  • Updated County's master transportation/thoroughfare plan, which has resulted in important TxDOT projects moving forward, including on Hwy287, Hwy114, FM51, FM1810, and FM730.

  • Secured funding through Regional Transportation Council for safety improvements on FM730 and the intersection of FM1810 and Hwy287

  • Continually working with commissioners and engineers to update and enhance development rules and regulations to better manage growth

  • Advocate for private property rights

  • Works with broadband providers to encourage additional investment and expansion in Wise County

  • Works with Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District to plan for additional demand on water resources

​Facilities

  • Currently leading the historic courthouse restoration project, funded by a Texas Historical Commission grant

  • Implemented preventative maintenance plan to be proactive on building maintenance, saving taxpayer dollars

  • Led the successful Wise County Court Center construction/renovation project

  • Upgraded and improved the Wise County Fairgrounds and Wise County Park, both of which are now self-sustaining, revenue-generating facilities

​Preserving Local History

  • Works closely with Texas Historical Commission and County Historical Commission to preserve local history

  • Currently leading the restoration of the historic Wise County Courthouse

  • Protects all County historical markers/monuments and has worked to have new ones added

  • Educates the public about local history so that we don't lose our community history and character as we grow

Local Economy

  • Strong partner and collaborator with local business community

  • County sales tax revenue has continued to increase annually over the past 5 years, with 2020 and 2021 hitting record levels of consumer spending and investment in Wise County

  • Record sales tax revenue allows us to lower property tax rate and still meet needs of a growing county

  • Established the Economic Impact Task Force to hear directly from business owners about their needs and concerns

  • Works with local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Corporations to retain, grow, and attract businesses in Wise County

  • Promotes "look local, shop local" initiatives to support local businesses

Collaboration and Partnerships

  • Strong advocate for Wise County at the local, regional, state, and federal levels

  • Implemented regular conference calls with local city leaders to collaborate on shared issues and ideas

  • Closely works with local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and churches to meet needs in the community, including issues related to substance abuse, domestic abuse, pro-life initiatives, and mental health.

  • Invited by the Trump White House to witness President Trump signing the new Farm Bill due to my work on the Middle Mile broadband amendment

  • Fully trained as a constitutional county judge, so that I can assist with judicial dockets, hearings, pleas, will probates, and arraignments as needed to assist other judges in Wise County

Government Transparency

  • Completely rebuilt the Wise County website to be more user-friendly and transparent

  • Commissioners Courts agendas, minutes, and records are easily searchable and accessible

  • County financial information- including budgets and check registers- are online and available to the public

  • Pending subdivision plats are posted online to keep the public informed

More to Come!

  • Keep watching this page as we continue to add more information about the great work happening in Wise County!