77 F
College Station
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tarrant County Judge Won’t Seek Re-Election

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

With a long-running county judge announcing his last term, and more county officials reportedly joining him, Tarrant County citizens will have opportunities to decide what kind of county government they want after suffering government abuses in 2020.

On June 8, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley (R) announced he would not seek re-election. “I’m proud of all that we have accomplished together to make Tarrant County among the most innovative and collaborative counties in this nation,” he said. Whitley has been in office since 2007.

In 2020, Whitley and commissioners repeatedly went against citizens when addressing the Chinese coronavirus situation.

Sources have described the relationship between Whitley and commissioners as one where he takes all responsibility for controversial decisions, protecting the commissioners and giving the appearance that he is to blame. However, as was seen last year in neighboring Dallas County, the county judge can be restricted by commissioners if a majority makes the effort.

“Your service to Tarrant County has been exemplary and I know the future holds great possibilities to benefit from your leadership,” State Sen. Beverly Powell (D­–Burleson) tweeted to Whitley after his announcement.

Not all agreed with those sentiments.

“This is good news for Tarrant County,” True Texas Project CEO Julie McCarty said of Whitley’s announcement. “Anyone Whitley recommends as a replacement is not a good option. Thankfully Tim O’Hare has already announced, and he has my endorsement.”

O’Hare—former chairman of the Tarrant County GOP and former Mayor of Farmer’s Branch—announced his candidacy on May 20.

“I thank Judge Whitley for his many years of service to Tarrant County and wish him the best in retirement,” O’Hare told Texas Scorecard. “The future of Tarrant County is bright, and I look forward to sharing my conservative vision for our community in the coming months.”

O’Hare has a long list

Continue reading on Texas Scorecard

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

State News

Abbott Exercises His Veto Powers

Sunday marked the last day that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could consider bills passed by the state Legislature during the regular 87th Legislative Session....

Texas Home School Coalition Reflects on the Session

During this legislative session, legislators heard from citizens and delivered two key homeschooling reforms: allowing equal access to the school resources that families pay...

Texans to Vote on Constitutional Amendments

As they do each odd-numbered year, Texas voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution in a variety of ways proposed by the...

Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills

Governor Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills In total, Abbott signed 1,034 bills,...

Abbott Signs Budget, Vetoes Funding of Legislature

Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the $248.5 billion biennial budget for 2022-2023. Abbott took to Twitter to call the budget “fiscally conservative”,...

Continue reading on Texas Scorecard