Gattis, Sr. will run again, expects Democratic challenge

Posted in 2010 Primary, Commentary, Commissioners Court, County Judge, Election 2010, Uncategorized, Williamson County at 11:35 am by wcnews

Via RRL:

Gattis, 66, made his declaration to a crowd of about 100 well-wishers gathered that evening in United Heritage Conference Center at Dell Diamond.

“People say you don’t have anything to worry about,” Gattis told those gathered. “I think we’ll have some things to worry about … I think we’ll have some challengers.”

Gattis was elected county judge in 2006, defeating former Round Rock Mayor Charlie Culpepper in the Republican primary and replacing John Doerfler, who retired after having been on the job since 1990.

Gattis said he thinks the Democratic Party will mount a challenge against him in 2010, but also said he’s got a good record to run on.

“We’re a county that’s friendly to development,” Gattis said. “We’re a county that’s ahead of the curve, as far as infrastructure.”

Gattis also spoke of ongoing development in northeastern Round Rock, including the FM 1460 expansion, as well as the medical complexes and higher-education facilities that have been built and continue to be built there.

“These are all great things to be happening,” he said.

“I want to let everybody know I’m running and get a little money raised up,” Gattis told the Leader.

He didn’t even mention T. Don Hutto, thumbing his nose at the Texas Attorney General, or the great new landfill contract. I’m sure there are more, but that’s at least three issues that anyone can use to run against Gattis.

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