Mike Springer is a lifelong Republican who has lived in Grayson County for more than 38 years. As a career educator, he said he has knowledge and experience relating to people from all walks of life. He has seen all sides of the family spectrum, from pride in students’ achievements to despair when students fail to achieve goals and begin having discipline and criminal issues.

Mike Springer is a lifelong Republican who has lived in Grayson County for more than 38 years. As a career educator, he said he has knowledge and experience relating to people from all walks of life. He has seen all sides of the family spectrum, from pride in students’ achievements to despair when students fail to achieve goals and begin having discipline and criminal issues.


In a prepared statement, Springer said, "Representing Grayson County citizens as justice of the peace will be an honor and a privilege," and pledged to diligently perform all responsibilities of justice of the peace.


Springer’s background includes 38 years at Denison School District, as a bus driver, teacher and administrator, managing approximately a $1.6 million budget of instructional materials. His educational background includes three master degrees and five Texas teacher certifications.


When addressing the leadership experience he can bring to the position, Springer said: "My leadership experiences started as a classroom teacher responsible for educating the leaders of tomorrow. As I moved into administration, I had the opportunity to provide leadership locally as president of the North Texas Textbook Coordinators Association, and at the state level as secretary, Board member and vendor coordinator for the Textbook Coordinators Association of Texas and Board member and vendor coordinator of the Texas Association for Educational Technology."


Discussing his contributions to Grayson County, Springer said: "I am currently serving my second term as a Board member of the Texoma Chapter — American Red Cross, actively serving in various capacities to raise funds for disaster relief and to represent Red Cross through community events. As part of Red Cross fundraising, I planned and acquired sponsorships for the Red Tie event, participated in Chili Cook Off, and Ride for the Red. Other duties for Red Cross include representing the Texoma Chapter at Commissioners Court and at various United Way events. In addition, I have served two terms on the Grayson County Appraisal Review Board, serving as panel leader as needed."


When discussing his goals for the office, Springer said they include "making sure the office has an open-door policy and is accessible to everyone who has questions or concerns, providing excellent customer service to all and implementing policies and procedures that are fair and consistent.


"One major focus will be reducing the truancy problem in our schools. Young people who are not actively engaged in pursuing educational goals frequently end up in the court system. Parents and young adults must understand that there are three places to grow up in society: on the streets, in military service of our country or in college. All three of these require a basic education to be successful. Helping the schools reduce truancy will be a service to this county by increasing the chances that our young people will become responsible citizens."