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2020 Joint General Election Wharton County offices; meet your candidate

The County Gin reached out to each candidate that filed for a position for Wharton County Offices, requesting a short bio and photograph.

Wharton County, County Attorney

Trey Maffett, Republican (Unopposed)

Wharton County, Sheriff

Shannon Srubar, Republican (Unopposed)

Wharton County Tax Assessor-Collector

Cindy Hernandez, Republican, Tax Assessor-Collector (Unopposed)

Cindy Hernandez, Republican (Unopposed)

Dear Wharton County Voters,

Thank you for your vote of confidence in allowing me to be your Republican candidate for Wharton County Tax Assessor / Collector. I am a lifelong resident of Wharton County and have worked for the county for 28 years. 21 of those years have been in the tax office. I am confident that my experience can allow me to help you, my fellow taxpayer, with all of your questions regarding automobile registrations, title transfers and your property taxes. I will always work for the best interests and the best results of the citizens I represent. I am excited to begin my job as your new tax assessor / collector and welcome you to come visit me with any questions and or concerns you have. I would love to visit with you!

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Wharton County Commissioner, Precinct 1

Richard Zahn, Republican, Precinct 1 Commissioner (Incumbent)

Richard Zahn, Republican (Incumbent)

My name is Richard Zahn and I am 54 years old, your current Precinct 1 County Commissioner and a lifelong resident of Wharton County. I am running for re-election of Wharton County Precinct 1 County Commissioner and feel that I have so much more to give to continue to improve our county. The first four years of my term have been challenging, but I have met those challenges head on and will continue to improve Precinct 1. I will continue to listen to my constituents and focus on the infrastructure of Wharton County. I have 37+ years of experience in the construction field, building roadways, improving drainage and monitoring budgets. We are currently working on several big projects and hope to get grants to continue projects that will improve Precinct 1. Please vote to re-elect Richard Zahn for Wharton County Precinct 1 Commissioner. Thank you.

David Rodriguez, Democrat, Precinct 1 Commissioner

David Rodriguez, Democrat.

I am a 2006 graduate of Boling High School. My husband, Joshua Bradford and I live and operate our farm-based business in Lane City. As a property and small business owner, I understand the burden of over taxation. My goal is to reduce the property tax rate and work with the county tax office to ensure that all exemptions are being utilized properly and fairly. I will also bring the county into the 21st Century by pursuing and securing agreements with affordable and reliable internet providers. It is my promise that every decision made will be one that benefits the residents of Precinct 1. For far too long, residents have paid high taxes for dangerously unkempt roads. With the exploration of grants and the re-evaluation of budgeted items, I hope to provide much needed repairs to roads, ensuring safe passage for all traveling within Precinct 1. I am asking for your vote for Wharton County Precinct 1 Commissioner. Together, we can work toward building a prosperous precinct.

Wharton County Commissioner Precinct 2

W.D. “Bud” Graves, Republican (Unopposed)

Wharton County Commissioner Precinct 3

Steven Goetsch, Republican (Incumbent, Unopposed)

Wharton County Constable Precinct 1

William (Bill) Copeland, Republican

Wharton County Constable Precinct 2

John A. Szymanski, Republican, (Incumbent, Unopposed)

Wharton County Constable Precinct 3

Robert L. Holder, Republican (Incumbent, Unopposed)

Wharton County Constable Precinct 4

Shawn Ferguson, Republican (Incumbent, Unopposed)

I am committed to providing friendly, professional and courteous services to the all the citizens of Wharton County, as well as the citizens of Precinct 4. During these uncertain and changing times, your safety and security is our top priority. I am available and can be reached at 979-543-1147. 

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This election is in conjunction with the November 3, 2020 General Election. For polling locations and times for Wharton County, please see below.

Information from the Wharton County Office of Elections.

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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