Election Q&A: Meet Williamson County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 candidates



WILLIAMSON COUNTY



County commissioners Precinct 1










Terry Cook



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Occupation: county commissioner


Experience: As an experienced commissioner, I've enhanced my ability to successfully traverse troubled waters and unexpected occurrences, understand how things work, share knowledge and balance priorities.






Why are you the best candidate for the job?




TC: I have proven I work well with people, departments and on projects. I operate in a non-political mode—this work is not political, it’s grass-roots operations. I make myself available to all people, HOAs, neighborhood associations, non-profits, Wilco departments and allied organizations. Their work and success are my concerns.




If elected, what will be your top priority?




TC: To keep county’s tax rates flat with continued emphasis on efficiency improvements while maintaining services [residents] rightly expect.




How will you use your position to help Williamson County recover from the impacts of COVID-19?



TC: Initiate additional surveys to small business via Chambers of Commerce for current assessments; bring forward additional programs for funding consideration by the court; assist in the marketing of current and additional COVID-19 funding programs; cast wise votes on Federal funds distributed within county; and support fully our Health District’s Covid-19 efforts.








Nikki Gonzales



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Occupation: director of government relations at TSTC


Experience: not provided






Why are you the best candidate for the job?




NG: I have been an elected board member for RRISD for 6 years and I know what it takes to be a leader in this community by working with and listening to my constituents.




If elected, what will be your top priority?




NG: Infrastructure and mobility. Building trust within all the Williamson County agencies and be committed to conversations and not enter disagreements that play out in the media.





How will you use your position to help Williamson County recover from the impacts of COVID-19?



NG: Williamson County has done a good job as far as COVID[-19] is concerned. I’d like to see that the Cares act money continues to help the most needy in Williamson County.


By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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