Bart Lawrence announced Friday that he has filed for re-election as Grayson County Commissioner for Precinct 4 and will be a candidate in the March 2018 Republican primary election.
“I am honored to work alongside such great team members on the commissioners court,” Lawrence said. “We have produced a solid record of results for the taxpayers by focusing on the issues that matter to the taxpayers.”
During his tenure as commissioner, Lawrence has put in place numerous cost-saving measures that include the sharing of large road equipment between precincts, executing an agreement with Grayson College for the acquisition of a facility for equipment storage and repair, as well as implementing enhanced proactive road repair measures to extend the life of key thoroughfares.
“We have made many improvements to the transportation infrastructure in Precinct 4,” Lawrence said. “These are important investments in our future.”
For the past two years, Lawrence and his fellow court members and staff have delivered a county budget that lowers the tax rate while still meeting critical obligations on issues such as public safety, transportation, employee health care and infrastructure investment. Lawrence also supported the restoration of public comment to the Commissioners Court agenda.
“Making proactive transportation investments and properly managing the county’s budget, ensures that our citizens are benefiting from our growth through low taxes, while still enjoying a great quality of life,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence also owns a farm and ranching operation and said he descends from a seventh generation Grayson County family. Lawrence also serves on the Grayson County Farm Bureau Board, Lake Texoma Advisory Council and is a lifetime board member of the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show.
“It has truly been an honor to represent the people of Precinct 4 and I would appreciate the opportunity to continue my service as commissioner,” Lawrence said.
Ben Crouse, a partner in local marketing agency CBC Creative, announced his candidacy for the Precinct 4 seat Thursday.