Job descriptionPresiding officer of the Commissioner’s Court (made up of the County Judge & four Commissioners), the governing body of the county. It is not a judicial court. Term is four years.
DutiesBuilds 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.
Annual salary$172,298

Who’s Running?

Lawrence Larry Meyers

3133 Stadium Drive Fort Worth, TX 76109
Democrat
Glen Whitley (incumbent)

https://www.judgewhitley.com
FB: JudgeWhitley/
Twitter: @tcjudgewhitley
Republican

Candidate Q&A

Note: Answers to questions will appear as they are received from the candidates.

1. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? WHAT EXPERIENCES DO YOU HAVE THAT MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE?
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2. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS COMES FROM INDIVIDUALS? WHAT PERCENTAGE COMES FROM PACs?
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3. WHAT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES FACING TARRANT COUNTY AND HOW DO YOU PROPOSE TO ADDRESS THEM?
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4. WHAT INITIATIVES DO YOU PROPOSE TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN BUSINESSES TO TARRANT COUNTY?
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RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
“Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley asks Community to Support a Hospital Bond Proposal,” WBAP, 9/5/18
http://www.wbap.com/2018/09/05/tarrant-county-judge-glen-whitley-asks-community-to-support-a-hospital-bond-proposal/

“This Republican has a different view on property taxes, and he’s from Tarrant County,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Sep 5, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article217863835.html