Williamson County elected officials candidates have filed for March 2020 primary election

The primary election for Williamson County officers will be held March 3, 2020 and the general election for county officers will be held November 3, 2020. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper).
The primary election for Williamson County officers will be held March 3, 2020 and the general election for county officers will be held November 3, 2020. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper).

The primary election for Williamson County officers will be held March 3, 2020 and the general election for county officers will be held November 3, 2020. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper).

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.

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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