The deadline to file for a place on the March 2020 primary election ballot was Dec. 9. A total of 10 county-specific elected positions are listed below, including two on the commissioners court.
The Williamson County Commissioners Court is comprised of four commissioners, overseen by a county judge. Commissioners are elected by voters of their precinct; the judge is elected by voters of the county. Each serves a four-year term.
The primary election for county officers will be held March 3, 2020 and the general election for county officers will be held Nov. 3, 2020.
County Commissioner Precinct 1: currently held by Terry Cook
Filed: Terry Cook. Democrat.
Nikki Gonzales. Republican.
County Commissioner Precinct 3: currently held by Valerie Covey
Filed: Valerie Covey. Republican.
Sharon Cummings. Democrat.
The county commissioner is responsible for roads and bridges within their precinct and makes policy-making budget decisions.
County Attorney: currently held by Doyle "Dee" Hobbs Jr.
Filed: Doyle “Dee” Hobbs Jr. Republican.
Stanley O. Springerley. Democrat.
The county attorney represents the state in the justice of the peace and county courts, defends suits in which the county is interested, and serves as legal advisor to county and precinct officials.
Sheriff: currently held by Robert Chody
Filed: Robert Chody. Republican.
Mike Gleason. Democrat.
The sheriff acts as a conservator of the peace and the executive officer of the county and district courts, serve writs and processes of the courts, seizes property after judgment, enforce traffic laws on county roads and supervises the county jail and prisoners.
Tax Assessor-Collector: currently held by Larry Gaddes
Filed: Larry Gaddes. Republican.
The tax assessor-collector calculates property tax rates for the county, collects taxes for the county (and sometimes for additional local taxing entities) and collects various other fees for the state and county.
Constable Precinct 1: currently held by Vinnie Cherrone
Filed: Vinnie Cherrone. Republican.
Mickey Chance. Democrat.
Constable Precinct 2: currently held by Rick Coffman
Filed: Jeff Anderson. Republican.
Renee Harrell. Republican.
Gregory Papst. Democrat.
Robert Tijerina. Democrat.
Constable Precinct 3: currently held by Kevin Stofle
Filed: Kevin Stofle. Republican.
Constable Precinct 4: currently held by Marty Ruble
Filed: Paul Leal. Republican.
Hoby Smith. Democrat.
Perry Travis. Democrat.
The constables serve as licensed peace officers cand can issue traffic violations and serve warrants.
Ali Linan contributed to this article.