Commissioner Paul Perry announces re-election campaign Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Ellis County on September 06, 2015 by Staff Report Submitted photo. Paul Perry, Ellis County Commissioner Pct. 3ELLIS COUNTY — Paul D. Perry announced that he will seek re-election as Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 3."I am committed to being a dependable conservative voice on the commissioners' court," Perry said. "And there is still so much I hope to contribute to our county, like continuing to work hard to make our county government more transparent.""Also, with more than 30 years in the financial industry and a Baylor business degree concentrating on risk management and marketing, I bring something unique to the court," he said. "In my second term, I will work to modify our budget process by making it more collaborative. I will also work to enhance the quality of our infrastructure, including roads and bridges, and continue standing against tax rate increases in the county."Perry's service to Ellis County began in January 2013. The following are just, a few of his accomplishments:Standing firm against tax rate increasesRefusing to accept a large pay increaseEnhancing road and bridge repairs through the introduction of innovative materialsInitiating a more efficient use of labor and resources within the precinctHelping end the dumping of human waste-based sludge in Ellis CountyInitiating the installation of an audio/video system in the courthouseAllowing citizens to address the court by topic, rather than limiting them to only addressing the commissioners' court at the beginning of meetingsCorresponding with constituents through social media, attending and sponsoring community meetings"I am proud of these accomplishments, but we must continue to improve. For example, we can learn from some municipalities within the county," Perry said. In particular, he cited the City of Midlothian's Platinum level award from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for going above and beyond what is necessary to provide financial transparency.Perry was raised in the Midlothian area and now resides with his family in southern Ellis County. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 32 years and have eight children and three grandchildren. He enjoys cheering on his children in their endeavors – like watching his son lead the Ole Miss space law moot court team to victory, attending two daughters' inductions into Phi Beta Kappa at Baylor, listening to his SMU daughter's musical compositions being performed or seeing another daughter's moving pro-life marketing campaigns.Perry is an Optimist Club board member, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce member, Midlothian Chamber of Commerce ex officio member, Ellis County SPCA county liaison, NRA life member, GOA life member and former YMCA board member. He has supported First Look and Texas Right to Life and has volunteered with Meals on Wheels. You may also be interested in readingLETTER: For Paul PerryCommissioners to vote on proposed county budget MondayLETTER: Paul Perry for County CommissionerProposal to cut Pct. 3 Road and Bridge budget; Commissioner Perry calls it retaliationLETTER: For PerryTuesday road and bridge flood damage update in Precinct 3LETTER: For Paul PerryPublic County Commissioners’ Court meeting scheduled for MondayCounty Commissioners to vote Monday on raises for elected officialsCounty judge receives criticism for circumventing commissioners’ court ← Major accident on Hwy 67 sends three to hospitalCOLUMN: Honoring Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth → You must log in to post a comment.