|Job description||There are five members of the Commissioner’s Court, which is the governing body of the county (not a judicial court). Term is four years.|
|Duties||Builds and maintains the county’s roads and bridges.
Sets county tax rates and approves the county budget.
Manages all county facilities; builds, maintains, and improves county facilities, including jails.
Provides for hospitals, public welfare, and veterans assistance.
Establishes voting precincts and appoints precinct judges.
Appoints county officials, hires personnel, manages county contracts and payments.
|Andy Nguyen (incumbent)|
Note: Candidate answers are shown alphabetically by last name.
What is your current occupation? Educational background? What experience makes you the best-qualified candidate for this office?
Devan Allen: Devan serves as a Realtor and principal of Allen Realty Advisors, in partnership with the Tierney Jordan Network | exp. Prior to launching her small business, she built a solid career as a public service staffer, serving as a District Director in both the Texas Senate and House, and most recently served as Campaign Manager for State Representative Chris Turner, chair of the House Democratic Caucus. She also served as a Council Aide to a Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem, and as Senior Director of External Affairs for the University of Texas at Arlington. Once headed for a career in the healthcare field, including serving as a nationally and state certified Emergency Medical Technician, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UTA, including undergraduate coursework at Tarrant County College.
What percentage of your campaign donations comes from individuals? What percentage comes from PACs?
Devan Allen: At the time of completing this questionnaire, 100% of Devan Allen Campaign contributions are from individuals.
What are the transportation issues facing your precinct and how do you propose to address them?
Devan Allen: The transportation issues facing Precinct 2 include the need for increased funding from the state, decreased mobility, increasing traffic congestion and a lack of options that would allow students, those with lower income and seniors to travel affordably and efficiently. The major reasons residents in Southeast Tarrant County need transportation are to get to school, work and to medical services – these are basic needs that significantly affect quality of life for hard-working families. We must approach these issues with long-term solutions that include increased funding and a regional transportation system.
What initiatives do you propose to attract and retain businesses to your district?
Devan Allen: As Devan has visited with business owners throughout Precinct 2 they’ve shared their concerns about business growth and retention, including a lack of infrastructure, the need for more business development training and access to affordable and competitive healthcare benefits to offer employees. Devan would begin by evaluating and making needed adjustments to current initiatives to work more efficiently, as well as creating needed initiatives that address these issues while continuing to gather input so as to remain knowledgeable of the issues and potential solutions.