FANNIN COUNTY — Fannin County native and former Chief Juvenile Probation Officer David E. Woodson is asking for the public’s support as he runs for Fannin County treasurer.

FANNIN COUNTY — Fannin County native and former Chief Juvenile Probation Officer David E. Woodson is asking for the public’s support as he runs for Fannin County treasurer.


Woodson grew up in Whitewright and graduated from Whitewright High School. He attended Grayson College for two years before transferring to East Texas State University (known today as Texas A&M University-Commerce), where he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in business.


Beginning in September of 1996, Woodson served as Fannin County chief juvenile probation officer for 12 years. During his tenure, Woodson worked with the County Treasurer’s Office and the Auditor’s Office. Woodson said he believes he can draw on this experience should he be elected Fannin County Treasurer.


In 2010, Woodson began working as an office assistant at Mullican Care Center in Savoy, a health and rehabilitation center for senior citizens. He did so in order to be closer to his father and grandmother, both of whom lived there at the time. Woodson’s father and grandmother have since died, and he believes now is a good time to move on to other opportunities.


Today, Woodson is looking to return to serving Fannin County. He enjoyed his job with the Juvenile Probation Department, he said, in part because of the people he worked with and served.


"Some of the finest people you’ll ever meet are in Fannin County," Woodson said.


Should he be elected, Woodson said he plans on getting his feet wet in the office before deciding what changes, if any, need to be made. Woodson praised the county leadership for keeping Fannin County debt-free.


"I felt … I could help keep the County on the solid financial ground that the leadership of the County has started and done," he said.


Woodson asked potential voters to support him in the Republican primary on March 4.