Little pledges to give back opponent’s $70,000 pay raise

Todd Little

ELLIS COUNTY — After a March 2018 Primary that came down to percentage points, incumbent Carol Bush and former Red Oak Mayor Todd Little are engaged in a heated runoff slated for Tuesday, May 22.

During Bush's tenure as County Judge, she actively campaigned for a massive salary increase... $70,165. Citizens have raised concerns over the process claiming that it was done through "back-door" politics and they did not get a chance to speak in open session about the decision. Bush’s salary now eclipses that of even the Governor.

Highlighting his opponent's questionable record and vowing to restore the trust that had been lost under Bush's leadership, Todd Little has pledged to return Bush’s unreasonable raise back to the people when he is elected.

"In the interest of restoring trust to the citizens and to the commissioners, I am announcing that on day one of being elected County Judge, I will give back every single dollar of Carol Bush's $70,000 raise." He says that he would direct these funds to public safety.

Little also pledged to open the front of the Historic Courthouse doors to the public that were closed years ago due to “safety concerns.” On that subject Little stated, "when it comes to our county government ‘NO ENTRANCE ALLOWED’ is no longer acceptable.

Further, Little announced that county commissioners' court meeting hours will change under his leadership to allow for more participation on behalf of the public: part of his plan for accountability.

Little is challenging a 10-year incumbent and is picking up steam. He has asked that everyone bring a friend or family member to vote in the May 22 runoff. Early Voting begins on May 14th. Little ended his speech on Thursday by saying, "If you want to Win BIG, Vote LITTLE for Ellis County Judge!"