Voter Guide 2018: Brazoria County judge Matt Sebesta up for re-election

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Learn about the Brazoria County judge race for 2018.

Matt Sebesta

Matt Sebesta (R)

Experience: Brazoria county judge since 2014, over 25 years experience as an elected official

What do you hope to accomplish in your term?
I hope to continue to work with the citizens, employees and other elected leaders of the County to continue to manage the County budget efficiently and effectively while meeting the needs of a fast growing County.

What makes you qualified to hold this office?
Proven Leadership. I have had the privilege of serving in elected office for over 25 years, the last 12 years on Brazoria County’s Commissioner’s Court with the last 4 years as County Judge. In the past 4 years, we have had 4 major floods from the Brazos River, with zero loss of life. My goal in each natural disaster we face is to keep Brazoria County’s citizens informed with facts so that they can make the best decisions possible to protect their families. During my tenure as Judge, the Court has lowered the tax rate each and every year while continuing to meet the needs of service required in a fast growing county. I also serve on Regional and statewide committees to advocate for Brazoria County.

What are the biggest issues facing the county?
The biggest issue facing Brazoria County is rapid growth. As the county continues to grow, we face congestion on our roads and demands on our law enforcement agencies. Within the last couple of years, Brazoria County has begun construction on the SH 288 Managed Lanes project which will open in the third quarter of 2019 to relieve congestion on SH 288 in the Pearland area. We are beginning a Thoroughfare and Mobility study as well to plan for future growth. We have also added resources within our law enforcement agencies to handle issues they face as well as started a Courthouse campus study which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018 to analyze the best way to expand our Court system to handle the increased demands on our Courts.

Robert Pruett (D)

 

The candidate did not respond to requests for information.

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